David is a multi-instrumentalist with 21 years teaching, and over 26 years of performing experience. He graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music, studying privately with some of the most influential names in the drumming world. He has learned from Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock), Skip Hadden (Weather Report), Rod Morgenstein (Winger), and Larry Finn (Rent) -- to name several.
As an instructor, David values rudimental technique and groove versatility. He challenges students to apply themselves creatively in any given musical situation, and to be well equipped with a working knowledge of every possible genre of drumming—with a flair for funk, R&B, Afro-Cuban/Brazilian, jazz, fusion, and progressive rock. In addition to drum set, David also teaches concert, marching, and hand percussion.