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Damien Wade is a former bass and music theory student of the Christopher Newport University Music Department with a broad range of experience with styles such as Rock, Jazz, Metal and Video Game soundtracks. His energetic personality fuels an exciting and fun teaching style that has had great success with many students of all ages. Damien has played a diverse selection of bands from high energy rock bands, to small Jazz combo groups. Along with being a part of MTV awards shows in New York City, he has opened up for internationally known groups such as Flogging Molly, Say Anything, MXPX, Story of the Year, and Yellowcard. With over 10 years experience in teaching private instruction, Damien’s lessons are taught in a way that develops unique personal goals and methods of achievement. The lessons that Damien offer are always aimed to make sure that learning music is enjoyable and rewarding. 

A message from Damien about how he began giving private lessons -

About 13 years ago, a parent that was at one of my concerts asked if I could give her son guitar lessons. The thought had never really crossed my mind before but I like a new challenge so I decided to give it a shot and I highly enjoyed every minute of it. Word quickly got around that I was offering this service and I have been a full time private music instructor ever since. Teaching and performing are two of the most rewarding experiences for myself as a musician. I have been fortunate enough to provide lessons for an uncountable number students in the Hampton Roads area alone as well as many others via online lessons. 

I offer private instruction on the following instruments.

  • Bass guitar (4, 5, or 6 string) 
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

I also highly enjoy teaching music theory and composition to all ages and skill levels!

I have taught music to children as young as 5 years old to adults in their 70s. Everyone wants to learn music for different reasons and has very different goals and it is my job is to see what exactly you want from learning how to play. If you are serious about understanding how music works and want to get scales and runs faster than you can imagine or if you just want to have fun and learn some songs to play with friends, I can help you achieve your goals. 

No matter why you want to learn more about the world of music, I will put the effort in to make sure you are moving forward as a musician. Contact me right away for information on how to get started! I offer lessons 6 days a week, in person or online!

I look forward to helping you move further on your adventure into the world of music!.