David Riddel is a musician and teacher working in Toronto. David has performed in a variety of settings all over the world in the span of his short career. David recently graduated from the University of Toronto Jazz program with a degree in guitar performance. Since graduating, David has played countless shows, both as a sideman and as a leader, and has established himself as an in demand guitarist in the Toronto jazz and creative music scene. In 2016, David was featured on Chelsea McBride’s debut big band album, The Twilight Fall. His performance on the album has earned praise from jazz critics all over the country. David has performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Jazz Festival, the Calgary Jazz Festival and many other festivals and venues all over North America and the world. 

David is and expert in rock, jazz, folk, blues and country guitar playing.  

He has a passion for music that he hopes to pass on to his students! Through listening and practice, students will be encouraged to find their unique voice in music.