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Services: Drums, Piano
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Dave has been playing the drums for over 20 years. He started taking lessons at age 11 and was inspired by Mike Derosier, Peter Criss, Ringo Starr, John Bonham and Bobby Rondinelli, to name a few. Dave studied for five years with various teachers and then started playing in cover bands before starting his own band, Leadfoot, which would go on to record and play at clubs in the Boston area. Leadfoot featured Dave as not only a drummer, but also a songwriter and lyricist.
Over the years, Dave has played with a handful of bands including The Eclipse, Natural Aggression, Cool Fool. Masque and is currently drumming for The MSF Band. He has studied with Mike Mangini who inspired Dave to start teaching and write a drum method book called DRUM STUFF. Mike also told him, “If you want to be a better rock drummer, learn to play jazz.” Mike's encouragement lead Dave to The Berklee College of Music where he met and studied with Rick Considine who helped him gain knowledge and skill in Jazz Independence.
Dave is also a Studio Engineer who graduated from the Northeast Broadcasting School with honors from the Recording Arts Program. He was a Sound Engineer at the Bulfinch Yacht Club in Boston before it closed. He is currently in the recording studio writing new material for his solo EP and has done collaborative recording with guitar virtuoso Mike Gapys, from Poland, over the Internet. Dave has been teaching privately for over nine years, and continues to teach all ages his profound drumming skills. Dave is currently in the process of studying the piano and is also an award winning, published poet.
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