teacher, performer
creator, leader

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Welcome to your portal for excellence in music education, performance, creation and leadership. In each of these domains, it is my great pleasure to collaborate with individuals and organizations to offer and deliver musical experiences that enhance lives and that create lasting value.  I am based in Kingston in Eastern Ontario.

My private music studio encompasses training in voice, piano, theory, composition and improvisation, all in a broad spectrum of musical styles—classical, jazz, folk, contemporary, global. A special interest in music as therapy is an integral part of my practice. NEW: Virtiual lessons via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime are also available.

As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, I delight in tailoring musical programmes and entertainment to the needs of your event (e.g., conferences, receptions, ceremonies), either as a soloist, or with my partner Margaret Moncrieff in our musical duo, SoundRings.

Enthusiasm for composition and improvisation leads me to collaborate as a sound designer with productions of dance, drama, liturgy and visual art, in both structured and extemporized musical presentations, using both acoustic and digital media.

Choral leadership and vocal coaching have been a passion of mine for many years, with experience in directing choirs and productions of musical theatre, in addition to festival adjudication.

Contact me to discuss your needs and aspirations.

I've been taking voice lessons with David for close to ten years. I am also a seasoned teacher. I love music and I love to sing, but I had no formal training when I began. David has nurtured my love for music, helped me find my voice and demonstrated remarkable skill as a teacher and coach. As a teacher, he offers a rare blend of deep knowledge, patience, empathy, challenge and encouragement. I have a high demand job and a busy life --- my weekly lessons with David are a precious source of calm, discovery, growth and celebration. I also had the opportunity to observe David practice music therapy over many years with my father-in-law who had lost his mobility and his voice. I know that Roy's weekly encounters with David gave him grace, strength and courage.  Michael Cooke Ph.D, Sydenham ON

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