David Stevens

David S.

Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a percussionist, I play a lot of different drums. Let me know what you're interested in learning and I will teach you!

About David S.

David is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and timpanist available for in-studio and in-home lessons in the New York City area. An experienced performer and teacher, he brings an exciting and collaborative approach to lessons with students of all ages.


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Very professional, organize materials according to your level and needs. best teacher.

Posted Feb 17, 2018
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Posted Feb 17, 2018
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My 9-year-old son, Luke, who is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS) studied with David for the better part of a year and the experience was terrific. In addition to being extremely communicative and reliable, David was kind and patient. David kept Luke focused and entertained while also inviting him to think about rhythm in ways that made sense to Luke's brain. We happily traveled from Inwood to "Downtown Brooklyn" for lessons because the level of instruction was that good and, I think, Luke's progress demonstrates that. Luke was bitten by the hockey bug, so we are taking a break from percussion right now, but I wouldn't hesitate to return to David's studio should time allow in the future.

Posted Sep 13, 2016

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Substitute Percussionist and Timpanist
Feb 2018 - Present

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Substitute Percussionist
May 2017 - Present

New York Philharmonic

Teaching Artist
Jan 2016 - Present

Bridge Arts Ensemble

Substitute Timpanist and Percussionist
Dec 2015 - Present

New York City Ballet Orchestra

Extra Percussionist
Dec 2014 - Present

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Freelance Percussionist, Timpanist, and Educator
May 2013 - Present


Private teacher
Oct 2012 - Present

Private teaching studio

Timpanist and Percussionist
Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

2019 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Substitute Percussionist
Jul 2017 - Aug 2018

Hello, Dolly!

Timpanist and percussionist
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

2017 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Substitute Percussionist
Dec 2015 - Oct 2016

An American In Paris: A New Musical

Substitute Percussionist
May 2013 - Dec 2014


Oct 2013 - Aug 2014

We Will Rock You National Tour


Master's of Music in Percussion Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011

The Juilliard School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Apr 2010
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
Associated Musicians of Greater New York - Local 802
Apr 2010
The Associated Musicians of Greater New York, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, is one of the largest local unions of professional musicians in the world. They unite to fight for the common interests of all musicians by advancing industry standards that dignify our labor and honor and enrich our art. They seek to organize a community of all musicians and aspiring musicians, and we reach out to all who share our interests and our passion. They are committed to upholding the integrity of live musical performance and to advancing the vital role of music in education, and in the economic, cultural and social life of our community and beyond. We advocate for economic and social justice for musicians and for society as a whole.

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