Teaching himself electric and acoustic guitar at fourteen, Mr. Martin went on to study classical guitar with Brian Morris and Carlos de la Barrera at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music, David went by way of scholarship to earn his Master's degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of renowned guitarist and educator, Professor Clare Callahan.
Throughout his scholastic and professional career, David has performed many styles of guitar music, from lead guitar in both acoustic and electric rock bands to various classical guitar concerts and recitals, holiday events, private parties and weddings throughout the United States.
David is also a member of several ensembles, including the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet and the Folias Tango Quartet. David toured with Folias across the United States, including performances in Pittsburgh, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Albuquerque. In addition to these quartets, David performs with local and national musicians for a variety of recitals and events, including a special performance at the Miss Wheelchair USA 2010 opening banquet dinner, and Spanish guitar with the orchestra pit for the production of Man of La Mancha.
Mr. Martin teaches a wide variety of music, from hard rock, to jazz and classical, and currently serves as adjunct professor of guitar at Hope College in Holland, MI, where he instructs the Hope guitar ensemble class and teaches both classical and folk classes, along with private instruction. When he is not practicing or teaching guitar David enjoys being outdoors fishing, Kayaking and hiking.