* BM in Jazz Studies from University of The Arts
David is a guitarist and educator from New York City. As a performer, he has had the good fortune to enjoy an active freelance career, including performances at venues like Feinstein's/54 Below, (le) Poisson Rouge and a residency The Django Room at the Roxy Hotel, as part of the cabaret Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond. Regional performances include a two year stint at The Citizen’s Bank Performing Arts Series at The Palace Theatre (Manchester, NH), and runs at The Forestburgh Playhouse (Forestburgh, NY), Maine State Music Theatre (Brunswick, ME) and The Fulton Theatre (Lancaster, PA).
As a teacher, he has seven years of experience working with students of widely varying backgrounds and levels, including creating and implementing a Ukulele curriculum for special needs students, providing professional guitar coaching to Actor's Equity Association actor musicians at the award winning Cherry Lane Theatre (New York’s oldest continuously operating Off-Broadway theatre) and teaching in-class and in-studio at the historic Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale NY. Last year, David was fortunate enough to work at the iSchool of Music and Art in Shanghai, China, where he taught and designed curriculum for Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Drum Set, Early-Childhood hand drumming and rhythmic literacy classes and an integrated music theory, improvisation and ensemble class. He was also the music director for the Faculty Band (with performances at private events and the Music Asia Festival), and the arranger and music-director for school-wide performances, including an original musical “The Battle of the Bands”.