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 Team Member

Vic Firth Education Team Member

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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 […]

Outside Pedestrian Workshop at The Drum Lab (Video)

I had a great time working with students and my band Outside Pedestrian during our jazz workshop at The Drum Lab in Laguna Hills, CA. It was great teaching along side Dr. Anthony Fesmire (Guitar), David Lockeretz (Bass) and our special guest for the event Ron Kobayashi (Keys). Here is a clip from drum student […]

Drumstick Grip Placement – German Grip

When using german grip, some of my drum students have asked where exactly should their drumsticks be placed in relation to their palms. There are two schools of thought here. The first is that the stick should be placed directly down the middle of the palm (fig 1). Some drummers like this placement as the […]

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