Modeling after his great teachers and mentors, David has established himself as a seasoned educator and leader in the music education field as a teacher as well as an administrator.
Beginning his career as an educator in 1996, David has held positions as band director at Franklin County High School in Frankfort, Kentucky and Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky. At both schools, he assisted with the beginning bands at the accompanying middle schools as well as directing the high school concert and jazz ensembles.
In addition to these roles, David has served as a private trumpet and brass teacher and has held the position of adjunct trumpet professor at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.
In 2017, as a mission to ensure that all children in the Frankfort, Kentucky community had access to private lessons, David founded the Wesley Academy of Music. Based out of First United Methodist Church, the Wesley Academy of Music provides free music lessons for underserved children in the community while also providing mentorship through its teachers.
Students at the Wesley Academy of Music meet weekly with teachers on their respective instrument and perform semi-annual juries, recitals, and scale exams as part of their tutelage. In addition, students are required to perform in the community as a way to utilize their skills and provide much needed enrichment to the lives of others.
The Wesley Academy of Music is funded solely by donations from the Frankfort community and relies on its donor base to assist the children throughout the academic year.
“It is our hope that through lessons at WAM, students will increase personal capacity, discipline, and self-esteem while enhancing their musical education and building strong mentor-student relationships with their teachers.”