David Richards - Drum Teacher
David Richards - Drum Teacher

“But primarily, the drummer’s supposed to sit back there and swing the band.”

– Buddy Rich

About David Richards

Programs Taught: Private Drum Lessons
Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Styles: Jazz, Rock
Teaching since: 2018
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David Richards is one of the most sought-after musicians in his home country, Trinidad and Tobago and has represented his country at various jazz and music festivals both regionally and internationally. Throughout his career as a drummer, David has been afforded the opportunity to open for and share the stage with world-class acts including Spyro Gyra, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton and Joe Sample, to name a few. Having developed a passion for jazz and music indigenous to his homeland, David decided to improve his craft by studying at Humber College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music.

At Humber, David had the opportunity to study closely with world-renowned drummers Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso and his outstanding work and musical talent earned him many awards. He is currently active in the music community in Toronto, playing with reputable Canadian musicians including Eddie Bullen, Dave Restivo, Robert Occhipinti, Juno Award winner Liberty Silver and many others. He is also an avid bassist and can be seen as the Musical Director on several projects past and present. His Caribbean heritage coupled with his knowledge of contemporary music allows him to offer a unique, organic yet versatile approach both as a musician and as a music educator.


Designations:Bachelor in Music from Humber College
School/ College/ University:Humber College
Languages Spoken:English


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