Immediately drawn to its sound, David Aldridge began learning the guitar at just 7 years old because he wanted to join in playing with his father and brothers at home in Leigh, Lancashire.
It was love at first strum. David did anything he could to make guitar his life’s work, and serendipitously fell into teaching. Studying music at Wigan and Leigh College, his lecturers noticed David’s talent and asked him to tutor some starter students at the college. Something clicked: the joy he got from helping others realise their own abilities matched his own passion for playing. Sharing knowledge was powerful, humbling, and most importantly, fun. His career progressed from teaching lessons at the college to being employed by The Music Rooms, where he worked for 10 years teaching 80-100 children and adults per week. Over the course of a decade, teaching thousands of students of all ages helped David study different teaching techniques and learning styles in real time.
No two minds are alike, yet the key to everyone’s success is true confidence and a strong self image.
His proven success over the past two decades has always been driven by his compassion for others because, as he says, “Growing up, when I didn’t feel I was good at anything else, guitar and music always uplifted me and gave me a sense of belonging.”