David Taylor studied Percussion Performance at the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music where his principal teacher was William Youhass. Other mentors include Salvatore Rabbio, Gordon Stout, and Tim Hagans. David performs with the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra and has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He has been on countless recordings, including music for ESPN and the new Looney Tunes Theme music. David has been a member of Wayne State University's jazz faculty since 1992 and has toured Europe, South Africa and Japan. In addition, he has taught at the Interlochen National Music Camp.
Independent, Studio, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, Detroit Jazz Fest All Stars
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceThe most memorable performance I was a part of would be The Three Tenors at Tiger Stadium, Conducted by James Levine.
What Drives Your Creativity?The fact that we could live a thousand lifetimes and not get to all of the music is what drives my creativity daily.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Playing percussion with orchestras as well as playing drumset, Vic Firth is the only company that is able to handle all of my stick and mallet needs.