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Private Lessons and Coaching

I seek to help young musicians grow their compositional voices

and to learn career skills for the 21st century.

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Mountain Landscape

Composition / Songwriting

Learn to write the music you hear in your head


Learn to trust your musical instincts

I specialize in teaching beginners


Career Skills Coaching

Learn the skills to think like an entrepreneur

Learn how to grow and serve your audience

Learn how share your story


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Conducting for Composers

Learn the fundamentals you need to lead

Learn how to be yourself on the podium

Learn to make your music come alive



"Taking composition lessons with David Vess has been one of the best decisions I have made on my journey.


Mr. Vess has helped prepare me as I continue on to Berklee College of music to complete a degree in film scoring.

Through these lessons I believe he has made me not only a better composer, but also a better person as well."

-Dan LeBlanc


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Let's get started

If you are interested in learning how to write your own music, be a musical entrepreneur, or be a better conductor of your music, I can help.

Reach out anytime :)

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