David will be offering online music courses for grown-ups (in any geographic location) via Zoom, starting with:

33 Revolutions per Minute: Music & Social Issues
We will explore connections between music and political issues & movements for social change, and we will think critically about the varying effectiveness of political music.  We will also discuss topics related to "the politics of music".  A wide variety of genres and historical periods will be included, from Verdi to Rzewski, from Woody Guthrie to The Prince Myshkins, from Billie Holiday to Michael Franti.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, April 29 to June 17

33 revsSingle sessions and multi-week classes will be available:

  • 8-week course ($10 per class = $80 total)
  • Individual classes ($15 each - Note: if you try out 1 class and then decide to sign up for the rest, you will receive a refund to make your rate the discounted rate for the whole class)


Options: # of sessions

Highs in the 50s: Music 1950-59
In addition to the rock ‘n’ roll we associate with the 1950s, we will explore the many other genres important in that decade of music, including bluegrass, blues, classical, country, folk, jazz, musical theater, popular song and soul. We will work through the decade chronologically, including connections with the historical events and popular culture of the times.
Mondays, 2:00-3:30 PM, April 13 to June 22 (no class May 25)


Single sessions and multi-week classes will be available:

  • 10-week course ($10 per class = $100 total)
  • 5-week course: early 50s (1st 5 classes: 4/13-5/11) ($12 per class = $60 total)
  • 5-week course: late 50s (last 5 classes, 5/18-622) ($12 per class = $60 total)
  • Individual classes ($15 each)
    • 1950 (4/13)
    • 1951 (4/20)
    • 1952 (4/27)
    • 1953 (5/4)
    • 1954 (5/11)
    • 1955 (5/18)
    • 1956 (6/1)
    • 1957 (6/8)
    • 1958 (6/15)
    • 1959 (6/22)


Options: # of sessions

Email David to register or for more information: david2kind@gmail.com


"Not only does he know the music inside-out, but he links it effectively to the relevant historical moment. The result is thought provoking and engaging for participants. David delivers for students with a sharp intelligence and a quiet passion for the world of music." - Stephen Strahs

"David is a teacher par excellence! He is incredibly knowledgeable . Information just flows from him and you hang on his every word. A true master teacher has knowledge about all components of his topic and weaves it into one story or in his case one song. This is what David does! His pleasant demeanor makes you just want to learn more! I’m looking forward to my third course with him. If you are interested in a topic he is teaching... take it! You won’t be sorry!!" - Debbie Neibauer

"I have taken several courses with David ranging from Classical Music to "pop" music of the sixties. I cannot say enough about his mastery of his subjects, enthusiasm, ability to convey concepts, and to make students comfortable with questions and responses. He is truly an incredible teacher and musician." - Natalie Simon