A winner of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, David loves to inspire his students within the art of spontaneous composition
Lesson plans based not just on learning drum beats and fancy fills but applying rhythms and smart drum fills within musical form
"I drive a hour each way to
study music with David O.
I have found that David is extremely patient,
adaptable, and an excellent musician."
Dr. Shaun Sanucci - Emergency/Internal Medicine
“David is a consummate musician/drummer
and an engaging teacher that combines his love
of music while educating from a historical perspective.”
Elias Toscano - Former Jazz Studies Professor at USC
“David is a very inspirational instructor.
It is exciting to see the results from the technical
direction he has given me. I haven't had that
learning experience before with any other teacher.”
Kraig Margulies - Drum Student
“David is extremely knowledgeable and versatile
in various drumming techniques--a tremendous asset
to the drumming community"
Leor Lahav - Drum Student