David has played music professionally since junior high school in various groups and styles. His most recent ventures include the Lawrence City Band, Ottawa Symphony, several rock and country dance bands, and a ballroom dance band called the Prairie Dogs. After getting a music degree from the University of Kansas, he has taught many types and genres of music. His teaching history includes twenty years of college and elementary music classes and thirty years of private students. David is proficient playing and teaching piano, guitar, mandolin, voice and percussion.