David Allen Coester

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About David Allen Coester

David Coester is a classically trained guitarist and teacher. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Guitar Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and spent 18 years in New York City.

Available for performances in and around Ithaca, NY as well as Central New York (Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton and Finger Lakes region) and sometimes in and around Northern Virginia.

LIVE MUSIC MAKES YOUR EVENT AN EXPERIENCE PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER.

Live music creates ambiance. Guitar music is romantic, classic, stylish, and complements any event – dinners, cocktail hours, corporate events, art openings, weddings, or receptions.

Instrumental guitar music and finger-style playing fills space with beautiful ambient sound that allows conversation to happen without the potential distraction of vocals. The intimate sound of the solo guitar provides an elegant atmosphere unequaled by other live music experiences.

WEDDING DAY MUSIC.

Solo classical guitar music is an elegant addition to wedding ceremonies. Now with a battery powered amplifier David can bring music to your outdoor ceremony wherever it may be held. Intimate and romantic, the guitar can be used for the pre-ceremony, the processional, the recessional, and at any time during the ceremony. Guitar music can also be incorporated into a cocktail hour or dinner before a band or disc jockey begins playing.

Arrangements for solo guitar have been made of most wedding music favorites. If there is a special piece of music the bride would like, solo guitar arrangements can be made if requested in advance. Duets with guitar and flute, violin or voice are also available.

AN EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN.

David Coester is a classically trained guitarist and teacher. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Guitar Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and spent 18 years in New York City.

David moved to Western, New York State in 2003 and opened the MeanTone Guitar Studio where he teaches privately to students of all ages and abilities in Dunkirk and Mayville. David’s playing covers a wide range of musical interests. While especially committed to 20th-century composers and to the music of J. S. Bach, his repertoire also includes light classical, popular jazz standards and finger-style arrangements.

In addition to teaching, David plays regularly at private parties, weddings, and gallery openings, and has given concert lectures for audiences at the Chautauqua Institution among other organizations. His most recent public recital was held at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. He has also performed at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C., the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome, Italy, and the Seoul Arts Center in Korea.


PURE QUALITY SOUND..

David uses the state-of-the-art Bose Cylindrical Radiator Speaker which produces an exceptionally natural sound that radiates evenly throughout an audience of up to several hundred. Even at low volume levels, the sound reaches every corner of the room equally.

While live music creates a special ambiance that turns a typical evening out with friends and family into an event, it should not overwhelm casual conversation. The Bose system allows your guests the opportunity to converse naturally (even if they are directly next to the speaker) or pay close attention to the music if they choose. Physically unobtrusive, the sound system may not even be noticed.

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    Andres · Married on 09/27/2018

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    David was great! Got their early the day of, made sure to speak with me before to go over everything. He played beautifully and the sound quality was superb! I would highly recommend David to anyone looking to have quality live music on their special day.

    Sent on 10/11/2018
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    Samantha · Married on 07/01/2017

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    David was amazing - he gave us exactly the vibes we were looking for for our ceremony and cocktail hour, plus he was timely and organized. I was so pleased that he had some of my favorite indie songs already in his solo guitar bank of songs. He even provided a mic for our officiant (such an added bonus and value).

    I highly recommend him! He rocks!

    Sent on 07/18/2017
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    Ashley · Married on 11/12/2016

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    David did an absolutely fabulous job at our wedding! He played both during our church service and our cocktail hour for the reception. We had a lot of people comment on how beautiful the music was. We did not get to meet prior to the wedding, but he made contact with me about all the details and what kind of music we wanted. He also called the day of to confirm nothing had changed (times, locations, music, etc) which I thought was really responsible. I felt very comfortable knowing how on the ball he seemed. He was a vendor that I did not have to think or worry about which is obviously appreciated when we have a thousand other things to do. Thank you David!

    Sent on 12/02/2016

    David Allen Coester's reply:

    It was a great day! Very friendly guests. I loved working on the "new to me" music for the ceremony. Thanks for your kind words.

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David Allen Coester FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 300.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 350.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play? Guitar
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System

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