David Priore

David P.

Portland, OR
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 70 and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in percussion performance from California State University Northridge. During my time there, I was the principal percussionist of the wind ensemble for four consecutive years and played in many orchestras in the Los Angeles area. One of the highlights of my career was playing a concert with the CSUN Orchestra and Serj Tankian, the lead singer of the famous rock band System of a Down. I have been teaching drumline at my old high school since I was a junior in college and since then, I have taught drum set and percussion to several private students with one of those students getting accepted as a music education major at UCLA. I approach each student differently depending on their personality and I try to connect with my students as best as I can in order to teach them in the way that they will learn best. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to teaching any subject because each person has different strengths and different weaknesses. I also believe strongly in developing motivation in my students because I want to give them the ability to eventually teach themselves when they stop studying with me.

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Experience

Percussionist/Timpanist
Sep 2016 - May 2018
YMF Debut Orchestra

Played percussion and timpani in concerts at various venues in the Los Angeles area.

Percussionist
Sep 2016 - May 2018
American Youth Symphony

Played percussion in concerts at various venues in the Los Angeles area. Occasionally filled in as the principal percussionist.

Principal Percussionist
Aug 2014 - May 2018
CSUN Wind Ensemble

Responsible for maintaing the strength of the percussion section as well as performing managerial tasks. Toured frequently to different locations in the United States and did numerous outreach concerts.

Education

Master of Music: Percussion Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Music: Percussion Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016
California State University, Northridge

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Student in Percussion
May 2018
CSUN Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

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