David Stevens

David S.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2012

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.


Substitute Percussionist
Jul 2017 - Present
Hello, Dolly!

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

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.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by David S.

Photo by David S.

On tour with We Will Rock You.

Photo by David S.

Photo by David S.

On tour with We Will Rock You.


2 Reviews

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Bojun Feb 17, 2018
Drum · In studio

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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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