About David

Born and raised in Long Island, NY David O is currently performing and teaching drums in Southern California.

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Drum Lessons

David teaches drum lessons out of his studio in downtown Santa Ana as well as The Drum Lab studio in Laguna Hills.

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Upcoming Gigs and Clinics

Check out where David will be teaching or performing!

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Vic Firth Education Artist

Latest Posts

3-16 Hi-Hat Grooves

I’m been working on a series of 3-16 grooves drum lesson videos. 3-16 simply refers to a grouping of three 16th notes. So for example, if we play continuous 16th notes in 4/4 time and accent every third sixteenth note we get an underlying pulse or phrase that resolves itself every three measures. This video […]

NAMM Show 2016

Thanks to the Vic Firth family for getting me to NAMM 2016! Here are some pictures of my experience from the show. And these Evans ’56 Calftone heads are going to give REMO’s Vintage line of heads a run for their money…

Jazz at the Pollock Faculty Concert

I’ll be performing at College of the Desert this Friday, November 13th starting at 7pm. It’s a joint faculty concert featuring Dr. Anthony Fesmire (Guitar, Outside Pedestrian) and Dr. Kelly Corbin. Rounding out the ensemble will be David Lockeretz from Outside Pedestrian on bass and Dan Waddell on Piano. Here is a video of the […]