Dave is professional musician, composer, Guitar&Bass teacher
Hi, besides an extensive teaching experience I am also an active musician and film composer.
My work can be heard in films such as the BAFTA selected "Crumble", albums like "Warped Tension" published by Evolution Media (Film4, ESPN etc),
as well as many corporate and promo videos. Please see links below.
Dave’s musical journey began with playing guitar in local rock bands as a teenager. While starting out with fairly simple pop/rock songs, he slowly gravitated towards more progressive genres that allowed fusion of his many musical influences, ranging from chamber music to hard rock, electronic and trip-hop.
Following his graduation from the Jerusalem academy, where he received a degree in jazz and contemporary music, Dave became head of the Guitar department in the municipal conservatory of Ashkelon city. There, among daily teaching duties, he would start writing orchestral arrangements for the annual graduation concerts.
At the age of 26 Dave formed an alternative band called Laid8, along with which he was lucky enough to participate in many musical festivals around the world and record three releases.
Lead single “Flush” from their debut album “These Faded Lines” gathered a considerable radio airplay, which led to a deal with Kent based management agency Factory Music ltd.
Around that time, Dave was also approached with a request to help in finalizing the musical accompaniment in a couple of theater plays.
That experience was so rewarding and refreshing that he started to explore scoring further, subsequently composing for many other productions outside of theater while combining traditional acoustic instruments with modern
cutting-edge programming and synthesis.
-Occupation prior moving to London-
2008 – 2012: Head of Guitar Department in Municipal Conservatorium of Ashkelon city in Israel. The only reason for leaving was my relocation to the UK.
The job included:
- Building a learning plan for different groups and individual students
- One to one lessons
- Small and large group lessons
- Working with young bands (songwriting, arrangements, band self-management, etc.)
2005 – 2008: Guitar and theory teacher (all ages) in the Municipal Conservatorium of Ashkelon city in Israel.
2003 – 2005: Music and guitar teacher (ages 8 to 17) in 3 community centers of Ashdod city.
English, Russian & Hebrew
In addition, there are many recordings and videos with my playing that can be presented on demand.