About David Pearl
David Pearl is an artist, musician, educator, and mentor. He is an old soul with fresh ideas. David is a drummer and pianist in Philadelphia who has played with a variety of artists across the country. He studied music performance at the University of the Arts and has a Bachelors Degree in psychology from Temple University. David continued his education in clinical and counseling psychology at postgraduate level. With a background in special education, behavioral health and Music Education, David understands that each student has a unique learning process and learning style and should be taught accordingly.
David began his piano studies at age five and continued to expand his musical craftsmanship as he started playing drums at age twelve. As a professional musician David strives to regularly strengthen his relationship to himself and his connection to others through music. David sees music as a personal meditation and an ongoing communal activity that brings people together through healthy communication and collaboration. In order to reach these goals, he stresses the importance of mastery of the instrument in order to articulate musical ideas clearly. Additionally, he values the virtue of sharing his original music with the world in order to enrich and inspire other to create and collaborate and to ultimately unite people.
With over twenty years of teaching experience , David understands that the art of teaching constantly clarifies and reinforces his knowledge and awareness of music. Every time he teaches a student a concept in music, he attempts to explain the concept in a variety of ways depending on the student’s learning style, which consequently helps him to clarify his overall understanding of musicianship.