Music Lessons on Saxophone, Clarinet, and Improvisation

About Dave


  Dave Carson has been performing and teaching clarinet and saxophone for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music, a Berklee subsidiary. After completing his education he played with the Navy Jazz Band for 4 years.

  He currently leads the Jazzaholics

and Soul Siren. The northwest's premier wedding and party band.



Student Achievements

David develops young and adult musicians who understand all types and styles of music

His students play at the highest possible level as part of school and community groups and as superb soloists

Dave's students...

Continue to dominate the top bands in the area

Consistently place or win at state level and competitions

Become strong candidates for any college music program


Have earned over a million dollars in scholarship money 

What People Say

"Taking lessons from Dave was the major turning point in my life as a musician!"

- Nick Stahl, 2013 Alto State Champion

"Dave's focus on hard work and practice is the secret to my success."

- Henry Brown, 2016 and 2017 Tenor State Champion

"As my friend and mentor, he is thoroughly preparing me for my goal of becoming a professional musician."

-Amanda Konkel

"As an adult it is difficult to learn new methods and skills, but Dave's patience and experience has brought me to a level of playing that is both rewarding and enjoyable."

- Sandy Shubach

"Dave concentrates of making sure students are fundamentally sound on their instruments and understand good practice habits. His commitment to excellence inspires young musicians to an incredibly high level of proficiency."

-Lia Poole, Director at Corvalis High School


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Contact Us

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Dave Carson Music and Instruction

19735 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo, Washington 98370, Suite N103

Cell: (360) 271-6712

Teaching locations in Poulsbo and Bainbridge


9:00 am – 9:00 pm


9:00 am – 9:00 pm


9:00 am – 9:00 pm


9:00 am – 9:00 pm






By Appointment