David Madsen founded what is now The Hartt School Community Division Suzuki Guitar Program in 1990. The program presently includes 70 students and 2 faculty members. He is Chair of the Community Division’s Guitar and Harp Department. David graduated with a BM in performance from the University of Connecticut, studying with David McLellan and Ed Flower.
He has since studied with David Leisner and Pepe Romero. His Suzuki studies have been with Bill Kossler and Frank Longay. He became a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in 2000, and has conducted training courses throughout North America and in Peru and Argentina. Mr. Madsen currently serves on the board of directors for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and is also a member of the SAA Guitar Committee.