When I was a kid, I’ll admit I wasn’t always thrilled about music. My parents made me take lessons starting at three and half and it felt like more or a chore at first. But as I grew older, I realized the value of practice and spent hours upon hours mastering different instruments and styles. I played in bands from middle school all the way to getting a degree in it at college and later touring all over the world by using it.
Fast forward to now, as a dad, I’m passing on my love of music to my own kiddos. Seeing their faces light up as they strum their first chords or hit the right notes on the piano brings me so much joy. And let’s be real, it’s pretty cute watching them sing their hearts out. Teaching my kids music has brought back memories of my own childhood, of the frustration of not getting a song right the first time and the thrill of finally nailing a difficult piece. But it’s also reminded me that music is more than just notes on a page or chords on an instrument. It’s a way of expressing ourselves, connecting with others, and bringing beauty into the world.
That’s why I’m so excited to share my collection of songs inspired from different seasons Ane experiences in my life. From folk to rock, pop to instrumental, I’m hoping there’s something for everyone on my website. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, I want to provide you with unique insights and perspectives on how music can influence us in this crazy journey we call life. So come join me on this adventure and let’s discover more of the power of music together!
Stay in tune and keep on grooving, David Olson
ps. All my music is here.