A graduate of the University of British Columbia in 1979, David's career in business and the arts has taken him across the globe to such countries as Russia, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and England as an international performer. Since 1979 he has performed as a professional musician with such noted organizations as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (principal tuba 1980-81 season), Vancouver Opera (principal tuba for 31 years) and is a founding member of A Touch of Brass. He has studied with Dennis Miller (Montreal Symphony), Charles Daellenbach (Canadian Brass) and the late Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony). As an educator, David has taught at Kwantlen College, Vancouver Community College and the University of British Columbia. Dave plays on a Rudolf Meinl CC tuba with a Schilke Helleberg II mouthpiece.
In recent years Dave has been performing more on the cimbasso for Vancouver Opera.