David Stevens

David S.

Brooklyn, NY

About David S.

Background check: Last verified 08/29/2016
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David teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2012
Last sign in: Yesterday


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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Teaching Artist

Jan 2016 - Present
Bridge Arts Ensemble

Substitute Timpanist

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

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

Languages Spoken


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.

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1 Review on David S.

Mark Sep 13, 2016
Percussion · In studio
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.
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