At SF Drum School, I teach students of all ages and backgrounds: children to adults, beginners to advanced. I have over twenty-five years professional experience encompassing rock, classical, theater, jazz and everything in-between.

David is a fantastic teacher

I worked with him on my free stroke for a number of weeks and was impressed with him as an educator, a player, and just an all around awesome and funny guy.
It's rare to find all of that in a teacher and I would highly recommend him to other students!

Andrew W

Dear David

Thank you so much for all your fantastic work with our SI percussionists! Your piece is terrific! It was such a great experience for them to work on it with you. Thanks for all your dedication.

Dr. Gillian Clement Instrumental Music Director Saint Ignatius College Prep

Wanted to let you know I just graduated from Oberlin. Now I'm in Cleveland about to study at CIM.

None of that would have happened if you didn't get me into SOTA so David, thank you so much. Every time I focus on technique, I remember all the stuff you taught me. Especially the wrist flick!

Chris C

Read what our students are saying!

I took lessons with David for a year and thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. The only reason I've had to discontinue drum lessons is because my schedule won't permit it at the moment. I had reached a point in my drumming where I felt it had stagnated somewhat and I knew that the key to better playing was having a sound grasp of rudiments and correct stick technique, both of which David was able to help with through tailor-made weekly exercises. Highly recommended for both experienced players and beginners!

Robert S

David worked with our son to prepare him for his SOTA High School audition. David understood exactly what was required for the audition and put together a rigorous plan, including helping him select the right musical pieces. Success! Our son got an offer from SOTA and is thrilled (and so are we!)

We are sticking with David, because he is a great teacher and an expert percussionist. His lessons are lively and engaging and we are glad we found him!

Nick S

So far, so good. My 5 year old son is enrolled with David. He just had his 3rd lesson. He really looks forward to his lessons, and David is very patient, which is essential to teaching a 5 year old anything. Looking forward to continuing with David, as is my son.

David B