David is offering online music classes for grown-ups, including:

20th century

Title: Into the 20th Century: Classical Music 1890-1980
Description: An exploration of the incredibly diverse and varied "Modern" period of 20th century "Classical" music (including Jazz, the "Classical" music of the US), including a sampling of works by R. Strauss, Debussy, Joplin, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Armstrong, Ellington Shostakovich, Sibelius, Coleridge-Taylor, Still, Gershwin, de Falla, Villa-Lobos, Varese, Webern, Berg, Ives, Copland, Seeger, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Cage, Parker, Davis, Coltrane, Boulez, Babbitt, Stockhausen, Carter, Penderecki, Berio, Oliveros, Riley, Reich, Glass, Crumb, Ligeti and others. We will look at the important movements, concepts, forms, style characteristics and musical elements of the time period, as well as the historical and cultural context.  A video link of class will be provided to students who have to miss a class at the scheduled time.
8 Tuesdays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
7 to 8:30 pm ET
Virtual via Zoom - Cost: $112
Info/Registration: https://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org/?post_type=products&p=4810


early 80s albums

Title: Great Albums of the early 80s
Description: An in-depth exploration of some great albums of the early 1980s, including work by Joan Armatrading, David Bowie, Bruce Cockburn, Inti-Illimani, Michael Jackson, King Crimson, Cyndi Lauper, Los Lobos, The Police, The Pretenders, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Talking Heads, U2, and Tom Waits.  We will examine 2 albums per class, with a thorough look at lyrics, music, structure, arrangement, and production, as well as cover art, biography, context and impact.  Both iconic albums and lesser known gems will be included.
8 Thursdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15
7 to 8:30 pm
In Person - Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Rd, Wyncote, PA 19095
Cost: $112
Info/Registration: https://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org/?post_type=products&p=4813


"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