Born in Belfast but in Galway most of his life, David lives and breathes Piano. He has been teaching Piano and Music Theory for over 10 years and holds a BMus from the Cork School of Music (2009-2013) specialising in piano performance and pedagogy. He also holds a Diploma in Teaching and Performance (DipMus) from the Royal Irish Academy of Music (2007-2008). He has studied under Dearbhla Collins, Reammon Keary and RIAM director John O’Conor. In the Cork School of Music, David studied under Nicholas O’Halloran and the head of department, Gabriela Mayer, as well as gaining conducting experience from Alan Cutts.
David is an accomplished concert soloist, having performed most notably in the Mendelssohn Remise, Berlin in 2012, performing works by Beethoven and Liszt. He has won a number of Piano competitions around the country including Dublin, Sligo, Wicklow and Cork, and has performed in eight piano master classes with distinguished pianists including Barry Douglas and Pavel Nerssesian.