What Others Are Saying:
NYSM has truly been such a positive influence on me and has provided me with so many great experiences as well as helped me meet so many superb musicians. Donna Hall, owner of the NY school of music, has helped me so much throughout my music endeavors and she is truly an amazing person to work with and learn from.
~ Sal - Student
Blessed with many talents, a wealth of knowledge, and a love of life, family, and music; David enjoyed many professions in his short walk through life. He honorably served for the United States Army stationed out of Fort Jackson, S.C. from 1974 to 1980 and from 1985 to 1986. Upon discharge, he took up his profession as a class A auto mechanic and opened Dave's Walden Citgo until the gas wars forced him out of business. He went on to work for various garages and other business ventures including Napoli's Variety and Gifts. For eight years he enjoyed his position as machinist for Verla International in New Windsor, NY with a previous short stint at Monroe Wire and Cable in Middletown NY.
When a spark turns into a flame……..
When injury forced David out of work as a machinist, he didn't let it bring him down. He utilized his true talent and love of music and drumming and founded the C.O.C. School of Percussive Arts on Coldenham Rd. and Main St. in Walden, NY. As a Vic Firth endorsed Drummer and instructor, David's love of life, music, drumming and his ability to teach was infectious, touching the lives of hundreds of aspiring musicians, young and old. Growing tired and desiring to spend quiet quality time with his wife and family, David turned the business over to the current New York School of Music and moved his family to Maine. His love of music continued through drumming for bands and assisting with various Maine country festivals and spending time enjoying hunting, fishing, tending to various farm animals and God's beautiful creation. David's love of life, nature, music and most of all his family was infectious, attracting many; he will be sorely missed and never forgotten.
Dave was the spark behind the flame. We will continue to fan the flame and keep his love and passion for sharing music alive.