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After being taught classical piano throughout childhood, I found that as an adult I had a very hard time looking at a lead sheet of music and knowing what to do with it. I took lessons from David to learn chording and how to fill-in and I learned more than I could have imagined! He is a patient teacher and truly gifted musically. He helped me transform the theory that I had learned as a child into practical techniques that I could use to attack any piece of music. David's humor and skill were just what I needed to round out my skills as a pianist and to give me the flexibility to play many types of music. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher for all types of learners!
Mr. Mount was an amazing teacher. His vast knowledge of theory and all things piano leaves you intrigued by the wonderful world of music. His persistence in teaching and his persuasive ways leads to an exceptionally well-practiced and well-taught student. I would recommend this fire cracker of a teacher to anyone who's lucky enough to find him!!
Mr. Mount is a very patient teacher and worked with me until I completely understood what he was teaching me. He pushed me to do my best and helped me get farther in my understanding of piano than I thought I could.
David has been the most influential piano teacher I've ever had. He has my upmost respect in regard to his talent, teaching, and compassion for music. Without David, I would have not fallen in love with classical piano.
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Author: Kathy Parsons, Solo Piano Publications, New York, NY
“Unexpected Journey” is a collection of original piano solos by David Mount, and is his third CD to date. Combining jazz, classical, and pop stylings, Mount’s music has a friendly warmth and openness that is very easy to like.
Most of the twelve songs are contented and peaceful, but also contain a vibrance and energy that showcase Mount’s virtuosity at the piano. A seasoned performer and piano teacher, Mount’s ease with his instrument allows him to paint a broad range of musical pictures and emotional experiences with a variety of techniques and approaches.
“Water Dance” opens the album with a sparkling piece that has calm, tranquil moments and others that swirl. A great beginning!
“My Son” is one of my favorites, conveying love and optimism with a gentle strength. I also really like “Final Approach,” which is more introspective and a bit darker. It has a mysterious, questioning feeling that is intriguing as well as touching.
“Evening Stroll” is joy set to music. Lively and upbeat, this one also has a strong sense of fun and whimsy. “Today Is the Day” gets more serious, describing the combination of feelings of excitement, a little bit of fear, and the anticipation of a momentous day. “Goodbye My Friend” is another favorite, with its flowing melody and bittersweet mood - a very powerful piece.
“Kauai Sunset” is as beautiful as the title implies. Sublimely peaceful and delicate, it’s easy to see light dancing on the water as the sun slips into the horizon and disappears. “Unexpected Journey” is a very satisfying listening experience.
The music is complex enough to evolve with each new listen, and is accessible enough to have in the background for other activities.
"Musical Variations On Life"
Author: RJ Lannan, NewAgeReporter.com
David’s contemporary instrumental music is rife with emotion, relaxing in nature and inspirational without being obvious. You can put on this CD and take your own Unexpected Journey in your heart and mind and you will be right where you want to be.
"I am very impressed with your CD!"
Author: Louanne Long, University of Redlands, Professor of Piano
Your music, David, is restful and soothing - wonderful moods! Furthermore I was delighted by the fascinating harmonies and some of the more complex textures. Much of the time I find the new age style to be too simplistic. But in your compositions, apart from the beautiful moods, I found musical satisfaction in the harmonic and textural intricacies and the exploration of piano color. You're a fine musician, David!!
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