My daughter has been doing guitar lessons with Ben for a couple months now. She has already learned so much and is proud of her progress. Ben has been a wonderful teacher and always communicates to me what she has learn and should be practicing.
David Gereghty started playing music at the age of 8 when he began drum lesson at a local elementary after-school program. He soon realized that it was difficult to write songs on the drums so he switched his focus to learning how to play the guitar. Inspired by bands like The Beatles, U2, Radiohead and more, David has spent most of his life playing music, writing songs and pursuing his greatest passion - MUSIC.
Professionally, David has been in the music industry since 1995. He has had extensive experience in instrumental and print music retail sales, wholesale distribution, as well seven years as the national sales manager for the Neil A. Kjos Music Company - a large educational music publishing company in San Diego, CA. Prior to pursuing a career in the music publishing industry, David studied recording engineering and was the founder of Gereghty Records. He plays guitar, bass, drums, and has led worship in a variety of settings. David is currently the lead guitarist for a worship team that plays at various churches and venues around San Diego. Currently, David is the lead singer and guitarist for a U2 acoustic cover band trio (Ucoustic) with RMC board member, Rich Geisler and long-time RMC parent, Matt Chang.
In 2009, David and his wife Leslie founded Recreational Music Center, a nonprofit community music school in San Diego. For the first 7 years David was RMC's Director of Finance and Student Relations. Along with running the day-to-day operations of the school he also managed most aspects of the music school's marketing (including website design and management, social media, blogs and more) as well as overseeing all student's and teacher's lesson schedules. Here at RMC David and Leslie have committed themselves to their mission that everyone deserves to have access to innovative, relevant and the highest quality of music instruction regardless of financial, physical or even mental barriers and through RMC and its amazing teachers they are accomplishing this mission one student at a time.
In 2017, David was promoted to Executive Director. Under his leadership RMC will continue to be a safe and inspiring place for students of all backgrounds, musical levels and interests with the support of RMC's incredible instructors who daily impart their joy of music through their passion and expertise of music instruction. David is very excited to lead this organization taking all that Leslie (wife and former Executive Director) put in place and continuing to pursue excellence and a lifetime of musical enjoyment for all.