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 Over Paradiddle Exercise (video)

Here’s a challenging drumming independence exercise that also sounds musical. It’s a sixteenth note paradiddle between the snare and kick drum where the right hand is replaced by the kick drum – KLKKLKLL – That frees the right hand–which is playing every third sixteenth note on the cymbal stack. The icing on the cake is […]

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…