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David Engelhard

David Engelhard


  • Syosset

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, I’m passionate, enthusiastic sharer of the joy of music. My passion for music and teaching is apparent in all of my classes and lessons, and I always bring great joy along with a wealth of information collected over my years of study.

With a Bachelors and Masters in Jazz Performance, what makes my teaching unique is the focus on application. I want students not only to have a strong foundation in music theory but for them also to understand how to apply it to express themselves. I’ve always been a multi-instrumentalist, so whether it is teaching Jazz or Classical Saxophone, Classical or Jazz Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Jazz Drums, Music Production, Mixing, Music Technology, I’m always sharing core theoretical knowledge as well as how to manipulate that information to create beautiful, inspired music.

I’m also very focused on the art of learning, so when I teach a student to learn, I teach them to be thoughtful about the process of learning. This focus can then be applied to all areas of life.

  • Studied with Antonio Hart, David Berkman at the Queens College in New York City.
  • Took on extended private studies with Aaron Goldberg, Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, Anat Cohen, David Sanchez, Bob Reynolds and took advantage of access to professionals when I first moved to New York
  • Extensive real world experience including performing, touring with and recording with the GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band, as well as with Gregg Allman, Tom Scott, John Mayer, Grace Potter, Scott Weiland (lead vocals for Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) and others.
  • David also works extensively with electronic music, collaborating with modern dance choreographers, and has had his music premiered all over New York, including New York’s LaMama Theater, as well as toured through Europe.