David Childs

David C.

Dallas, TX
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details



David passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

David N. Childs, is a full-time freelance composer of music, conductor, educator, and owner of River Avon productions. In addition to a hectic composing schedule, David is President and Artistic Director of Vox Humana, a professional choir of 24 singers drawn from all over the country, and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of North Texas. He has a Bachelor's degree in composition and musicology from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand; an MM degree in conducting from the Florida State University, Tallahassee; and a DMA degree from Louisiana State University. He served as tenured Associate Professor of Choral Studies at Vanderbilt University from 2001-2011. Dr. Childs has conducted numerous All-State and honor choir concerts across the United States, New Zealand, and Japan. His compositions are frequently performed in all corners of the world, and he is in great demand as a commissioned composer. In June 2009, he conducted a world premiere of his Requiem mass for chorus, soloists, and chamber orchestra, receiving a standing ovation in Carnegie Hall. In March of 2011 he premiered his new work Festival Te Deum for choir, orchestra and soloists, also in Carnegie Hall. In March, 2017, he debuted a third work of his in Carnegie Hall, which was received very favorably. In the Fall of 2016 Dr. Childs formed a new company - River Avon Productions - that is focused on furthering his creative compositional career. David is married to a laryngologist, Dr. Lesley French Childs, with whom they have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Aubrey.

+ Read More

0 Reviews

Write a Review

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: