David is an alumnus of The Collective School of Music in NYC and also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and a Masters in Education from Touro College in New York, and is a recipient of the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award.
Some of the diverse artists David has performed with include Llew Matthews (Nancy Wilson), Bob Quaranta (Mongo Santamaria), Mambo NYC, Karel Ruzicka Jr., PJ Loughran, and Changing Modes. David has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, including appearances at the popular Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and North by Northeast. David has played on more than 50 records and nationally distributed soundtracks and is currently recording and producing with the jazz/rock fusion trio, Outside Pedestrian.
As a teaching artist, David has given master classes and clinics at many academic institutions and organizations including, MIMA Academy, College of the Desert, New York City College of Technology, and was a member of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Education Concert Series from 2001-2006.
As a private teacher, David specializes in technique and movement. David studied the Moeller method with Jim Chapin and has
been studying to teach Alexander technique (AT) since 2016.
David uses his movement knowledge to help students of all levels identify and release areas of tension. David’s lessons are a fusion
of technique and awareness–then applying that knowledge to the drum set within a musical context.