David Pray - Owner / Instructor


Bitten by the music bug at an early age David Pray knew he would be performing on stage

for the rest of his life. It was on a transcontinental flight listening to Creedence Clearwater

Revival's "Up Around The Bend" that did it. But it wasn't only rock n roll. David studied

classical guitar at the University of Hawaii, cut his teeth on 80's New Wave and Top 40

bands, then on to modern country as Madonna Nash's bassist and music director and

rhythm guitar for Brandon Bailey Band.  Original jazz compositions with Aqua Viva,

performed in theatre productions,  recording studio sessions, attended master classes with

blues phenom Robben Ford and original Tonight Show guitarist Gene Bertoncini were

also highlights of David's myriad of musical experience.  He also concocted the world class

Katy Perry tribute show Firework and played with the highly entertaining variety show 40

East. David is passionate about music and equally passionate about putting on a great

performance as a rock solid bassist or rhythm guitarist.


"I have always considered it a privilege to share the knowledge gleaned from my musical journey.  Lessons are fun, engaging, relevant, and students learn the songs they want to learn.   Many of my former students now perform on stages all over the country.  But it isn't just about music.  It's also about spending quality time mentoring and having a positive influence in someone's life."


Currently offering lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, voice, and performance coaching.  Skype and FaceTime lessons are also available.




Bass guitar lessons in Wilmington NC at ILM Guitar School 1962 Reissue MIJ Fender bass