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David’s teaching career began in 1990, when he became a high school drumline instructor. His teaching currently includes elementary school classes, curriculum development, clinics, master classes, and private lessons for all ages. Through classes and lessons, David prepares students for auditions, recitals, concerts, and gigs. With enduring enthusiasm and great respect for the craft, he continues to share his musical experience with students in the hopes of fostering in them the interest that has inspired him since the age of three.

Contact David for private and group lessons:
phone: 510.501.9251
email: dmfdrums@gmail.com


Faculty, master classes, lectures, and music education credits include:

  • Living Jazz Music Project
  • Living Jazz Jazz Camp West
  • San Jose Jazz Society
  • Santa Clara University
  • California Jazz Conservatory
  • Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
  • The Percussive Arts Society (UN Reno)
  • UW- Eau Clair
  • East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
  • Grooves School of Percussion
  • Modesto, Pleasanton, San Jose, Oakland, Richmond and Mt. View-Los Altos Unified School Districts