Experience & Testimonials
Sarasota Piano Teacher
Dave has over 35 years experience coaching people on piano. His clientele has included individuals of all ages and skill levels. In addition to offering the type of traditional piano lessons one might expect, Dave's special talents in the areas of creativity and improvisation along with having the ability to adapt to a student's personality and gear his instructional approach in a unique way have been responsible for his high student retention rate.
Piano Instructor1979 - Present
Dave has over 35 years experience as a piano coach and performer. Recently settled in the Sarasota area after performing as pianist for a variety of venues on board Norwegian Cruise Lines, Dave has recently made his services as a piano instructor available in Sarasota at Pianocadabra, where piano lessons are fun, inspiring, and result-oriented for all ages and skill levels.
Cocktail Pianist & Orchestra PianistOct 2015 - Nov 2015 Norwegian Cruise Lines
Cocktail pianist and showband pianist. Also performed as jazz band pianist.
Solo PianistMay 2008 - Jul 2008 Princess Cruises
Atrium and jazz pianist for Princess Cruises
Orchestra PianistJun 2007 - Jul 2007 Celebrity Cruises
Orchestra pianist for Celebrity Cruises
Solo PianistMay 2005 - Jul 2005 Carnival Cruise Lines
Atrium and lounge pianist for Carnival Cruise Lines
Solo Pianist For Functions & AccompanistDave has been performing for over 30 years in a variety of settings, from casual to the most exquisite. His tasteful repertoire and uniquely creative way of presenting it is a recipe for success for any scenario. Dave has performed on board Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines as well as being featured on a number of special venues. Dave has also enjoyed accompanying vocalists in a variety of scenarios. From hotels and restaurants to private functions including wedding ceremonies and corporate functions to cruise lines to entertainment television, Dave continues to enjoy it all.
KayHighly recommended. David is an insightful teacher. Very professional!
Linda LeeteDavid played for our jazz singing group here in Rhode Island. He is a fantastic musician, very professional and yet extremely fun and inventive.
We have seen/heard David performing his multiple piano styles many times. He is surely a pro. His demeanor is personal and sincere whether he is performing, teaching a youngster, or adult the basics. Other attributes are his patience and sincerity to encourage any student to practice and succeed. We would encourage any potential student to connect with David. YOU WILL BE PLEASED AND SATISFIED!
Paul & Anna
SandeeIf you ever wanted to play the most beautiful instrument, piano, David is your teacher and coach. David has played piano his entire life and it shows in his knowledge, expertise, and patience. I was playing piano quickly and loved each lesson. I'm thankful a friend recommended him to me!
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