“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” - Walt Disney
As a educator and teaching artist for Disney Performing Arts Workshops at Walt Disney World in Florida, Dave has instructed over 1400 bands and 70,000 students in high school and middle school ensembles since 2006. From marching bands to full orchestras to wind symphonies and jazz ensembles, he presents a lively, entertaining, funny and fun environment for students desiring to learn about what it takes to become a professional musician.
"The best thing our band did when we went to Florida was the DPA workshop with Dave..." "Every couple of years we do the Disney instrumental workshop and this time Dave's workshop was the highlight of our visit!" "Last year we had David Jones as our clinician and the kids talked about what they learned for 6 months after our trip to Disney! We requested Dave again this year..."
Teaching privately in Wisconsin, Dave assisted in numerous school programs and summer music camps, working with brass sections, jazz ensembles, and instructing electronic music, eventually leading to a teaching position for computers and music at the Disney Institute in Florida.
Dave is available for clinics and workshops at your school. He can be contacted here.