David Garlitz

Professeur de guitare


Raised on a strict diet of Thelonius Monk, Paul Simon, and the Muppets, David Garlitz left his native Plymouth, New Hampshire, for the big city of Philadelphia to study jazz. His thirst for dissonance unquenched by the likes of Cole Porter and the Gershwins, he soon fell in with a bad crowd, the sort of no-good ruffians who scoffed at tonality and laughed in the face of regular meter. Luckily, his fluency in Spanish (thanks to two years in Madrid as a child) landed him a part-time gig in a Latin band, and he was saved from the swirling abyss of avant-garde free-jazz by Afro-cuban rhythms.

Irretrievably hooked, he took salsa lessons, learned to play the Cuban tres, and studied the sacred rhythms of the batá. Between trips to Havana and Santiago de Cuba, he met Cécile, a French exchange student who would become his muse and one true love. He followed her breathlessly to Paris, where he has been ever since, crafting curious little songs that bring a smile to the lips and a glow to the heart.

David Garlitz has taught at L’Ecole Koenig since 2007.


  • Discovery Group

    For ages 5-6

    Let your child spend each trimester with a different family of instruments in small group classes

    Two children learn how to play xylophone
  • Private Music Lessons

    For ages 6-18

    Let your child learn a particular instrument and nurture his/her creative potential.

    A young child learns how to play violin in a classroom
  • Jazz and Rock Bands

    For ages 7-18

    Let your child play together and explore modern musical genres!

    A student girl plays electric guitar in a music venue
  • Me & My Instrument

    For ages 6-7

    Let your child spend this last year in the Early Childhood program in a small ensemble before pursuing his/her music path.

    Three children practice piano in a music classroom on two different pianos