Teaching Artistry

As a teaching artist, David uses his more than 20 years of experience to actively engage with a wide range of participants in ways that both excites their curiosity and fosters a hunger to learn more; activating the passion of learners wherever he goes.

Education provides an exciting opportunity to apply his teaching artist practices to create innovative, experiential educational programming; new avenues that foster lifelong curiosity, engagement and joy with the cultural arts as it applies to their lives, family and community.


Throughout my career as a teaching artist, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most dedicated and inspiring teachers, administrators and staff, whose commitment to the arts is unmatched. As my practice continues, and my role in the cultural arts field grows into one of leadership and advocacy, I encourage you to contact me––let’s connect and make more space for the arts in our communities.

Adjunct Professor, Pace University, NY 2018 – Present  
Public Programs and Education Fellow, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA 2016
Field Fellow, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Washington D.C. 2015 - 2016
Engagement Fellow, Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington D.C.    2016
Teaching Artist, Arts to Grow, New York, NY 2005 - 2017
Asst. Program Coordinator/Clinician, TD Jazz Intensive/SaskTel Jazz Festival, SK Canada 2006 - 2016
Teaching Artist, Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY 2007 – Present
Teaching Artist, Division of Youth Services, Middlesex County, NJ 2001 - 2011

Professional Development:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (CTLE) – New York, NY 2018
Asylum Arts Visions Retreat – Detroit, MI 2018
Lincoln Center Education Summer Arts Forum, Leadership LAB - New York, NY 2018

Central New York Arts, STAR Training Program – Auburn, NY
2018 BRIC Arts Media, Studio/Field Production – Brooklyn, NY 2014
Six Points/Asylum International Artist Retreat - NY 2013
LABA Artist Residency - New York, NY 2008
Omi International Arts Center Artist Residency - Ghent, NY 2007
Makor/92nd Street Y Artist Residency - New York, NY 2006
The Banff Arts Center Artist Residency - Banff, Alberta, Canada 2004

Tides Foundation/Jubilation Foundation Special Projects Grant, San Francisco, CA 2018
GW Capstone Fellowship, Washington D.C. 2016
ROI/Schusterman Foundation, Washington D.C. 2015
Asylum Arts Grant, New York, NY 2014
Tides Foundation/Jubilation Foundation Grant, San Francisco, CA 2013
NJ State Council on the Arts/Folk Arts Award, Trenton, NJ 2008
Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship, Morristown, NJ 2007                                                                   

The George Washington University, Washington D.C. 2016
M.A. Education and Human Development
Coursework: Experiential Education, Museum and Cultural Arts Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 2001
B.S. Anthropology, Minor in Music

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