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Instruction and Clinics
David is an active educator, clinician and adjudicator working with many of central Texas’s most recognized musicians. He serves on the faculties of Southwestern University and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Upper School, and has taught previously at The University of Texas at Austin and Florida State University.
An enthusiastic educator, David enjoys working with students and ensembles of all levels and is available for appearances and clinics. He has taught a variety of ensemble, improvisation, music technology, theory and composition courses, and maintains a strong commitment to the development of learning communities in which students are positively engaged in a pursuit towards excellence.
“I have never heard anyone speak with the clarity that David does when he teaches improvisation. He makes it so easy to understand and then do.” - Kenny Vise, Director at Lake Travis High School, Austin, TX
“David has a profound knowledge of music and speaks both fluently and articulately about the world of jazz.” - Tim Mikan, Director of the Palm Desert High School Jazz Ensemble 1, Palm Desert, CA
“David is a wonderful teacher that the students really respond well to. The students are motivated to work hard and we have seen much success from the students who study privately with David.” - Jonathan Rees, Director at Deerpark Middle School, Round Rock, TX
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