Dave Schroeder Bio

Dave Schroeder is a bassist, guitarist, composer and educator based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. After completing his Bachelor of Music Honours degree in 2004, Dave was awarded a Senate Medal from Carleton University. In 2005, he began studying at the graduate level at the University of Manitoba. In 2006, Dave relocated to Florida to study at the world-renowned University of Miami. He completed a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance in 2008 and was awarded a full scholarship to pursue Doctoral studies. In 2011, Dave received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami, becoming the only Canadian electric bassist ever to attain this honour. He has also spent time studying at Berklee College of Music. Dave currently teaches music at Carleton University, and is very active as an in-demand session bassist and guitarist.
Dave has studied guitar with world-class teachers and players such as Steve Pittico, Wayne Eagles and University of Miami Jazz Guitar Chair Randall Dollahon. He has also studied voice with Lauren Richardson. Dave has performed extensively in a wide range of genres including rock, blues, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, celtic, funk, fusion, Afrobeat, country and folk. His career has taken him to performances in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Cuba, New York, Massachusetts, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Florida. Dave has played with and/or opened for artists such as The Spirit of the West, Bruce Hornsby, April Wine, Junkhouse, The Headstones, Wu-Tang Clan, The Barstool Prophets, The Skydiggers, Tal Wilkenfeld, Big Wreck, Downchild Blues Band, Etta James, John Lee Hooker Junior, Sass Jordan and Kim Mitchell among many others. Dave has also had the opportunity to jam and/or perform with major figures in jazz-related music such as Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, William Parker, Erik Lawrence, Jeff Hirshfield, Stefon Harris, Terrion Gully and Brazilian guitar legend Nelson Faria.