David never really set out to write Halloween songs for kids until one of his
friends asked "How hard would it be to put together a CD of Halloween songs?
Then there'd be an alternative to Monster Mash"
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 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 twenty consecutive years.
His ANIMAL ALPHABET SONGS, won him an Artists’ Foundation Fellowship and are used by educational organizations worldwide .
His I LIKE DESSERT, songs dealing with elementary school situations, (dragging kids out of bed, etc.) has been made into a musical entitled “Another Day at School”.
People compare David's lyrics to those of other accomplished writers (Tom Lehrer, Stephen Sondheim).