I competed in music competitions and honor bands in Middle School, High School and College. I made honor bands in Oklahoma in All OMEA, SWOSU All-Senior Honor band, CODA (Central Oklahoma Directors Association), NWHB (Norhwest Honor Band), Tri-State and the Intercollegiate Honor Band. During college I entered into the United States Army Reserve where I quickly became the principal tubist of the 95th Division Army Reserve Band. I was also appointed the principal Tubist of the Enid Phillips Symphony Orchestra in Enid, OK while I was an undergraduate student at Phillips University. After graduation from College at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK Dec 1993 I started to teach first at Wellston, OK as a long term sub teaching bands and choirs 5th-12th grades. I continued my studies working on my Masters degree in instrumental education I took my first position with Buffalo Public School as the band director for the district winning Sweepstakes at the Junior High Level after being employed only for 3 short months. I left Buffalo after getting married and moved to Texas where I became the middle school band director and assistant high school band director at Linden-Kildare CISD. I was the first middle school director and during my second years the Middle School received Sweekstakes awards. I then left the Linden-Kildare CISD to become the director at Capitol Hill High School in OKC, OK. I stayed there for three years after winning a superior rating at district competition. This was the first superior rating won by CHHS in over 15 years. I then left teaching to pursue a career in sales but even during this time I became an adjunct faculty member at Rose State College where I lead the Jazz Band and taught private applied brass lessons. I went back to teaching public school after a short 4 year break at Millwood Public Schools where I became the Pre K-8 band director and the Millwood Arts Academy orchestra and band director and I helped out at the high school too. I led these band and orchestra programs to several competitions and received several honors along the way but I missed being a High School director so I moved on the Southeast High School in 2007 where I taught the High School Marching Band, concert band and orchestra for 8 years. During this assignment I was assigned other schools to include Webster MS Orchestra, Jefferson MS Band, Coolidge Elementary Band, Roosevelt MS Band.
David N.- has over 27 years of music experience in the Oklahoma City area.
Phillips University August 1988- May 1991 BME University of Central OK, Edmond, OK Dec 1993 MME University of Central OK, Edmond, OK Dec 1997
I have taught music lessons out of my home for over 10 years to more than 48 students all of whom have made variors district honor band and all state bands.
1989-2016 Various Army Bands to include the 95th Division Band, 395th Army Band, 77th Army Band and I even taught small ensemble performance standards at the esteemed United States Army School of Music in Virginia. I have also performed as the principal tubist of the Enid Phillips Orchestra 1988-1992
Over 16 years as a Public School educator in Band, Choir, general music, competitions, theory, history and performance. Over 10 years as a private applied music teacher Over 20 years as a Military musician trainer.
Lessons Locations: In StudioIn Home
"Pretty good so far" Justin Hunter wrote at Tuesday, Sep. 19th 2017
"Pretty good so far after 1 lesson for my son. " J. Hunter wrote at Tuesday, Sep. 19th 2017
"David is a competent and well rehearsed musician. He has trained soldiers on tuba as well other instruments in an Army Band and works flawlessly as conductor and small ensemble instructor. His organizational skills have awarded him high ratings in Supply and weapons qualification. He has been responsible for unit supply equipment up to a value of over $400,000 in both musical and support equipment. David will be a high value instructor in your organization." James Riley 1SG, USAR 395th Army Band wrote at Tuesday, Dec. 27th 2016
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