- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- January 1987
I have been teaching privately since 1987 and am available to teach at my home studio or your home. I have helped students achieve first chair positions in school band, pass college entrance auditions, become professional musicians, and become successful private instructors.
I received my training at Oral Roberts University from 1980-1985 where I received a degree in Music Composition and worked on my Master's degree in Woodwind Doubling at Azusa Pacific University from 2008-2011.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Della Reese, Johnny Mathis, Vicki Carr, Andre Crouch, as well as played and written for cartoons such as "Ren and Stimpy", "Angry Beavers", "Jimmy Neutron", and various children's projects for Disney and Sesame Street.
As an expert in my field, I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
Private Instruction on saxophone, flute, clarinet
Private Instruction on Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Private instruction on Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Staff musician for weekend services
Directed High School Band
Directed Music for All weekend and mid-week services.
Taught General Music grades 4-6. Directed Beginning Band Grades 3-6, Intermediate Band & Orchestra Grades 6-8, Jazz Ensemble Grades 7-8.
Doubling musician during the Pops seasons of the Tulsa Symphony.
Worked as a musician on all TV shows produced during this period for The Oral Roberts Ministry including a daily TV show from 1984-1986.
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I did my homework, as Dave asked, and within 15 minutes of practicing, almost all the keys/notes/finger placement came right back! Like a lightbulb. Thank you, Dave! I'm so excited to be playing again!
Dave is a great resource and has helped us tons in thinking through what we're trying to accomplish in our music.
The Best !!
Dave knows his instrument and music ....
You will have a great time learning from him
Dave is an excellent music instructor who can not only show you the basics of playing the saxophone, flute and clarinet he can demonstrate it. He's an excellent jazz, smooth jazz, funk and blues musician and soloist. He's got an outstanding sound on the saxophones and along with his knowledge of music theory he can guide you into developing you own musical voice.+ Read More
I am a life member of Local 47 and have performed with great musicians for decades. I can tell anybody that Dave is one of the best, finest woodwind players on this planet. I personally know students of Dave who proudly praise and acknowledge how much Dave has helped them. I have been performing with Dave for quite awhile now, and he never ceases to amaze me with his virtuosity. I very highly and strongly recommend Dave as a very highly qualified teacher!+ Read More
I have had the pleasure of working with Dave in large jazz ensembles and small jazz ensembles. I find his musicianship to be excellent. He is a wonderful jazz soloist. I think he could be a great asset to any student of music.
Dave is a fantastic musician ! I've worked with him in the studio and live performances and each and every time he makes the music go to a higher level of excellence. He has a vast knowledge on all the woodwinds as well as music styles. His many years of experience as a teacher, makes him an exceptional choice . He has the academic knowledge and the practical side to make it all complete. I highly recommend him !+ Read More
Dave is a pro's pro!
Great player and great teacher!
Dave is a master of all the different saxophone styles. His command of all the different saxophones and woodwinds is superb. His concise explanations make learning quick and easy. Whether it's technique or improvisation, you can't go wrong with Dave.+ Read More
Great player. in fact one of the best!.
One of the best in the industry, musical genius with the heart of a teacher. Some teach but never really any real life experience, but Dave a truly accomplished professional in the industry, as well as a phenomenal instructor.
Thanks Dave for Your help
I took lessons from Dave for about eight years, and I grew to love playing the saxophone. Dave had a huge influence on my desire to become great. I excelled far beyond my peers because Dave inspired me and equipped me with the tools to succeed. I recommend Dave to anybody looking to excel on the Saxophone.+ Read More
Dave is honestly the best woodwind instrumentalist that I know. His experience far outweighs most musicians. Although he emphasizes technique, fundamentals and repetition, Dave's main objective is simple: teach music. Any musician would be lucky to study with him.+ Read More
Dave is a great player of all his instruments. And, he is the arranger, producer and recording engineer at his home studio. An honest, likeable and personable man, he makes an eccellent teacher.
Dave is an incredible teacher! I have sent many of my students from the college that I teach at to take lessons from him and the results have been incredible!
Dave is extremely knowledgeable in the history, styles, and application of not just saxophone playing, but all sorts of music. I highly recommend