Private and Group Tuition
Beginner to advanced level studio teaching
Individual teaching supplemented by group tuition
Nurtured tutoring for individual needs
Performance opportunities and examination/competition preparation
Integrated aural, theory and musical development
Private and Group Tuition
A sequential programme of practical musicianship inspired by Finnish and Hungarian systems
Musical concepts are introduced through singing, movement, rhythm and interactive games
Children acquire a broad range of musical skills, memory development, literacy and ‘multiple-part’ thinking
Music for everyone
Children are learning to play violin through games, colours and pictures using this modern methodology created in Finland and practiced all over the world.
A sequential learning system that domesticates the instrument to meet the needs of the child.
Creates a musical foundation for the child that involves ear training, technical skills, theoretical understanding of music and discovering how to express feelings.
David grew up in Perth, Western Australia, active and passionate in a wide-variety of performing arts. He studied violin from age 6 learning under Judy Vasek, also performing in choirs, music theatre and dance productions.
David completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at Edith Cowan University, (WAAPA), studying violin under Peter Tanfield. He studied in other areas including composition, baroque ensemble, string pedagogy and choral conducting under Micheál McCarthy. In 2009, David was ranked one of the top 100 students at Edith Cowan University and was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society.
David has performed and studied around Australia, central Europe, Finland and the U.S.A. Among many diverse opportunities, he has performed at the Festival Internazionale di Musica da Camera in Salerno Italy, as a soloist for the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra: Holmes á Court Winter Salon Series, tutor at the International Chamber Music Camp and Festival: Positano and Paris, conductor of the Churchlands Community Orchestra, chorister for the St. George’s Cathedral Choir, Master-course performer at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg, and has performed and recorded with the Australian Youth Orchestra.
As a teacher, David has held several positions in Perth including WAAPA, Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High-School, Scotch College and for the Department of Education's School of Instrumental Music. He currently teaches and directs ensembles at the Hutchins School and Friends' School in Hobart, and is president of the Australian String Teacher's Association - AUSTA Tasmania chapter.
In 2011, David studied violin pedagogy at the Sibelius Academy in Finland and did teacher training at the East-Helsinki Music Institute.