Dave is a native of Tulare, CA. He studied at a young age with Ray Ayala. He also studied at CSU Fresno, where he was a member of the Wind Ensemble and legendary Jazz Band “A”. He has performed with the Tulare County Symphony and various local bands and artists – both live and in the studio. Dave currently plays drums at Tulare First Baptist Church. His passion is teaching students to play the drums melodically as well as rhythmically, and to play what’s best for the song and for the rest of the band.