David is committed to the education of young people, particularly in the performing arts.
His educational work includes co-creating the Voices Within program of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and continuing as a teaching artist in that program for over 16 years, including work in 5th-Grade classrooms in LA public schools, as well as the Oratorio Project with High School students. The focus of Voices Within is to build students’ collaborative skills while writing a series of songs (Elementary students) or a full-length oratorio (High School).
David is also the former chair of “Triple Threat Bootcamp: a Musical Theatre Intensive” (formerly “Song & Dance”) at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program. This two-week training program brings together High School students from around the world with seasoned musical theatre professionals as they develop their skills in singing, dancing, and acting.
David also offers one-on-one coaching for students of all ages, and adult professionals, as solo musical theatre performers. More information on his Coaching page. David’s class “Head & Heart” for actor/singers at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is currently accepting students for sessions on February 23, March 2, and March 9.