David Brewster is an honors graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music, where he studied music performance and education as a Guitar Major.
He also studied classical guitar from Renato Butturi at the University of Evansville.
A performing and touring musician since the age of 15, David has shared the stage with artists ranging from Blue Oyster Cult, Triumph, Nazareth, Quiet Riot, Cheap Trick, and Head East to Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Tracy Lawrence, Gary Allan, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more.
David is currently on tour with country-rock artist Jason Sturgeon in support of the album That's Me, and performs around 150-175 shows a year.
David's taste and education in music is wide-ranging and diverse, as he has learned, performed, taught, and recorded various styles of music including rock, metal, blues, jazz, pop, classical, funk, alternative, country, reggae, experimental fusion, Christian rock, and acoustic guitar music.
In 2002, he released his first instrumental album, the ambient and all-acoustic effort Vertigo.
In 2009, he released his second instrumental album, the electric and horror-themed The Outer Sanctum.
His next album will be released on October 31, 2011, an instrumental guitar tribute to Edgar Allan Poe entitled The Raven.
David has taught guitar professionally since the age of 17 in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, mentoring hundreds of students. He also taught guitar classes for The National Guitar Workshop (NGW) and Ivy Tech Community College.
He has seven books published and distributed worldwide with Hal Leonard, Cherry Lane, and Centerstream Publications. A few titles include Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects, The Stylistic History of Heavy Metal Guitar, Harmonics for Guitar, and Muting the Guitar.
His eighth instructional book Shred School is being published by Cherry Lane Publications and will be released in 2012.
In addition to his published books, he was a writer for TheMusicEdge.com (NAMM) where he had the opportunity to interview Joe Satriani, Shinedown, Sevendust, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others, and had a feature lesson in the August 2009 issue of Premier Guitar magazine.