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David S.
Brooklyn, New York
Hi, I'm David and I'd love to teach you percussion! I'm a Juilliard-trained professional percussionist who brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to lessons. I teach all orchestral percussion instruments, as well as hand drums, pop and rock percussion, and drumset.
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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Master's of Music in Percussion Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

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David S.
Brooklyn, New York
Hi, I'm David and I'd love to teach you percussion! I'm a Juilliard-trained professional percussionist who brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to lessons. I teach all orchestral percussion instruments, as well as hand drums, pop and rock percussion, and drumset.
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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Master's of Music in Percussion Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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

Posted Feb 18, 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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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.
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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