Dave studied both drums and piano at an early age and formed his first band when he was 13. While in 9th grade Dave began focusing on drums and percussion and eventually moved to New York City where he earned his bachelors degree in Percussion at the Manhattan School of Music. After graduating, Dave worked as a freelance orchestral musician and as a show drummer on cruise ships and with the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers' Circus. In addition, while performing with a variety of music groups in the New York/New Jersey area Dave co-wrote the music for the Off-Broadway show "Les Belles Soeurs (The Beautiful Sisters)," which played at the Broome Street Theater in New York City. Dave continues to write and teach and is currently drumming with the the San Antonio based Blues band "The Walkers".