Acting Lessons!

& Acting Lessons


Resume (video resume and .pdf for printing listed below)


2000 Lakeshore Dr.

P.O. Box 2116 

New Orleans, LA 70148 



[email protected]






University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Arts, Jazz Studies (emphasis in guitar) 2007-December 2009

Dean’s list, Honors College


University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics 1998-2004

Substantial coursework in Schools of Engineering and Business


Northwest Rankin, Brandon, MS

High School Diploma 1994-1998





Creative Learning Center of Louisiana 2010

Lead Teacher for children with Autism (guitar/piano)


St. Martin's Music Summer Camp Experience 2010

Music Director for 5-12 year old kids 


TNT's "Memphis Beat" 2010

Music Instructor (crew) 


Warner Bros. Pictures "Green Lantern" 2010

Music Instructor (crew)


WWE Movie Productions, "That's What I Am" AKA "Big Ginger" 2010

Musician/Music Instructor Coordinator (cast)/Music Tech


Taylor Robinson Music Company 2010

Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Songwriting & Ukulele Instructor 


St. Martin's Episcopal School 2009

Intermediate and Advanced Guitar, Banjo, & Ukulele Instructor


Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts 2009

Guitar, Banjo, & Ukulele Instructor/KinderMusic Instructor


University of New Orleans Music Department   2009

Stage Crew Hand


New Orleans Community Church   2009

Musician/Worship Leader


New Orleans Music Lessons  2001-Current

Music Instructor 


University of New Orleans Theatre Department,

24-Hour Play Festival   2008



Wesley Foundation, University of Mississippi   2006

Music Leader/Intern


Continuing Education Outreach,

University of Mississippi     2004-2005

Music Instructor


Showstoppers, University of Mississippi Theatre   2002-2004

Session Musician


The Mississippians Ole Miss Jazz Band, 

University of Mississippi    2001-2004

Jazz Guitarist



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Acting Parties & Lessons

Acting lessons are offered for private and group classes.

We also are available to host an acting party at your next shindig. Contact us for details!

Student gives guitar teacher, David Putnam, an electric guitar!

When I have a student get excited about our lessons it really makes me happy inside to know that I can bring other people joy, especially, through music! I've had many tips given to me from my students over the years as a thank you to me for all they have learned from our lessons. I've received gifts that have ranged from money to books and more and I am so grateful for all. Just recently, I was given a guitar as a thank you from one of my jazz guitar students, Matthias. How cool is that?! (it's the cream guitar on the right).

Check out Matthias' band, Indyus. His music will definitely get you going!

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Scale Practice in the Mornings with David

Looking to practice your scales, arps, and/or sight reading?  Practice guitar with our teacher, David, every morning Monday through Friday at 10AM.  If you'd like to meet earlier that can be arranged, too.  This is not a lesson, but a practice session.  $10 if you pay-as-you-go or $40 if you meet everyday of the week.  All stringed instrumentalists are welcome!



Are you a business that would like your ad to be seen by thousands daily?  Contact David for details.  We can also design ads for you or your business.

Free Coffee & WiFi For You!

We know how it can be to be a parent or spouse waiting for your child or loved one to take a lesson.  For your comfort, David, offers free Starbucks coffee and free WiFi at his music studio so that you can relax with your iPad or laptop while you wait.  For $2 you can get a fresh vege and/or fruit juice to help you think more clearly during your lesson. For the mom's that are waiting for their children to take a lesson we also offer mini ice cream for those that would like to indulge for only $2.  What's your favorite ice cream?