David holds degrees in Psychology and Music Education, taught in colleges, public schools; appeared as a guest lecturer at education conferences throughout the country.
He is the consumate entertainer whether his audience consists of preschoolers, seniors or those in between those two extremes. . Using trumpet, keyboard, and vocals, he calls on an encyclopedic repertoire of standards and original music to “wow” his lucky listeners.
He has worked with such legends as Arthur Fiedler, Ray Bolger, Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, and The Platters, composed and arranged music for the Tommy Dorsey Band, Amherst Ballet Theatre Company, Pearl Bailey, and for a Carnegie Hall performance by internationally acclaimed concert saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky.
He has been an ASCAP special award recipient for more than twenty consecutive years.
His ANIMAL ALPHABET SONGS, won him an Artistsʼ Foundation Fellowship and are used by educational organizations worldwide .
He has written extensively for musical theater, symphony
orchestras, and small ensembles.