"David’s history and passion for classical guitar are both impressive and it definitely comes across in his playing." - Music Lives
David Catallo has played at the 2015 Sound of Music Festival opening for Sarah MacDougall and Alex Cuba. He has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has certifications from the RCM.
Between 2012 and 2014 he was a guitar teacher with Arcadia Academy of Music in Bolton Ontario, and now teaches with Jam School in Guelph. He can teach a wide range of styles of guitar and a wide range of age-groups. He also taught for one year in Taiwan as an English-as-a-Second-Langauge teacher in Taipei, mostly educating 5-12 year olds. Thus, he is comfortable as a teacher both in the classroom setting and in one on one lessons. Additionally, he has taught several Flamenco workshops at Secondary Schools for guitar classes throught the Tri-City region.
David Catallo is now based out of Guelph and provides lessons with Jam School. If you are interested in having solo guitar music at your next event please feel free to contact David Catallo (see the Contact section above).
David Catallo: Artist Biography
David Catallo has been studying Classical Guitar and Flamenco Guitar for the last 12 years. He has studied under Emma Rush, Bobby Edwards, Lorne Lofsky, and Brian Katz. He started playing electric guitar, as most teenagers are apt to do, however, when he first heard John Williams it completely changed how he approached the guitar. The guitar, much like the piano or accordion, provides its own accompaniment and can stand alone beautifully as a passionate and soulful instrument. Soon after discovering John Williams he discovered the likes of Paco de Lucia, and Paco Pena as well as Julian Bream and Roland Dyens. He has been playing at coffee shops and restaurants as well as at weddings and events in Southern Ontario for the last 4 years. He performs as a solo artist and has also performed with Gary Beck's Band "Sideways". He also performs with vocalist Mery Perez. He has recently released an Album entitled "La Fuente y El Arroyo" (see the New Music Section for more details)