Dave Stark is a session artist, a highly respected and sought after educator,and a clinician. Born and raised in New York, he's been playing since the age of 7. Having had the chance to study with some of the world's greatest drummers and teachers while growing up there, he then attended The Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. These days Dave keeps a very busy schedule performing and teaching. A former member of the PAS Drum Set Committee, he has been published in Modern Drummer as well as several other drumming publications. Dave forever takes an active and passionate roll in passing on his knowledge and wisdom to the next generation of drummers.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceI've done so many types of gigs that I never expected to be called for when I was growing up. It's when that happens that I'm glad I had the proper training and confidence to give it my all each time!
What Drives Your Creativity?I honestly draw creativity from my everyday life. I look for meaning in all I see or read and use it as inspiration to create my art as a musician.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth has ALWAYS made the highest quality sticks in the world. My sticks are what connect me to my instrument and I'm forever thankful to have a company like Vic Firth making products that truly allow me to express myself on my kit.