David is the owner and manager of Air House Music Academy. He has been teaching guitar for the last 20+ years. David has his B.A. in Music Performance from Friends University. From 2008-2011, David was the guitar professor at Friends University, teaching guitar lessons, directing guitar ensembles, directing jazz combos and teaching guitar class.
His unique style of jazz guitar has been featured in Downbeat, All About Jazz, Dusted Magazine, A Closer Listen, Pop Matters and NPR. He has recorded and performed with Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Chad Taylor (Pharoah Sanders), Billy Mohler (Dolly Parton), Devin Hoff (Nels Cline), Dale Black (Terence Blanchard), Charles Rumback (Ryley Walker) and many others.
Lord has recorded over 20 albums of original music including three albums with producer Chris Schlarb (Psychic Temple, Sufjan Stevens) at BIG EGO Studios in Los Angeles, working with some of the top jazz musicians in the world. The albums were released on BIG EGO Records, earning Lord recognition in major jazz publications and several end of the year “best of” lists. His most recent album was a co-release between BIG EGO Records and the Austin, TX label Astral Spirits.
From 2009-2019, Lord partnered with legendary recording engineer Micajah Ryan (Bob Dylan, Guns N Roses, Megadeth) in building and engineering Air House Studios. As a recording engineer, Lord has worked with Macy Gray, Cady Groves, Skinny Hightower, Dustin Arbuckle and many more.
Over his 20+ year teaching career, Lord has worked with all types of students from beginners to advanced jazz students. Lord is known as a patient and kind teacher, customizing the lessons to fit the interests and goals of the students. Lord specializes in jazz guitar and music theory, but loves teaching all styles and levels of guitar.
He has performed extensively throughout the US and Canada.