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David's website

David Bruehwiler

David was born 10/10/1955 in Horgen, Switzerland. He began to take classical piano lessons by the age of six. Besides of that the Beatles were a favourite for many years. David learned a lot about songwriting by playing the Beatles' songs by ear.

By the age of 15, Keith Emerson became his main influence, and one year later it was Samba and Bossa Nova from Brasil and Carlos Santana's Latin-Rock, that he loved to listen.

During his childhood David had heard a bunch of Jazz records, because his father and his elder brother both were Jazz fans. As a consequence, by the age of 17 David himself began to listen to Oscar Peterson, Milt Buckner, Errol Garner, and Fats Waller.

1976 - 1979 George Duke and Billy Cobham were a strong influence. David learned to play the MiniMoog synthesizer and played a funky solo piano.

From 1980 - 1987 David worked as a free-lancer in studios and bands. He then studied seriously Jazz as well as classical counterpoint and harmony. David never attended a Jazz school, because he was aware that he could nowhere learn his special mix of styles and techniques between Renaissance and Salsa.

1986 - 1991 David studied church organ. During those years he began to compose classical piano works, mainly impressionistic with influence of Jazz and Pop. At the same period he composed and produced music for commercials.

During the 90's he composed many children's songs. David produced an MC and 2 CDs with children's choirs. Among them was the swiss FREE KIDS children's choir. David also conducted those choirs. He gained a lot of experience in recording and producing, as he produced some Salsa, Classic-Pop and Pop-Jazz during the same period of time.

During the first decade of the new century David began to compose even daily. He has written about 1.100 Jazz tunes to date (from Bebop to Contemporary Jazz, Samba & Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz), as well as hundreds of sacral and classical pieces of music (mainly for piano, organ, or strings). Some years ago, David created his own non-profit website, where musicians, students, producers and fans get free access to his sheet music (free download). One has only to agree to the international terms and conditions of copyright, i.e. performing, recording, broadcasting etc. of David's music is subject to royalty payment.

In addition to being a pianist, songwriter/composer, and producer, David today looks back over 46 years of being a music teacher for children from the age of 4 as well as for Jazz students and professional musicians of the classical field (he teaches mainly improvisation, ear training and solfege, jazz harmony and accompaniment of songs).
The free sheet music of David's tracks on CD Baby can either be found on his homepage or it is in preparation for downloading. Because of the considerable amount of compositions, Davids website is under permanent construction.