Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, David took up music at the age of five. Starting with violin, he participated in many music programs in and outside of school. After experimenting with many types of music and instruments, he set his primary focus to jazz guitar during high school.
In the fall of 2014 he moved to Boston to study performance and composition at Berklee College of Music, which the four years he spent there were crucial to his musical development. During this time he expanded his group of peer musicians while also studying with notable mentors (a few of whom include Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, and Hal Crook).
In May of 2018 he graduated Berklee and moved to New York City to join the music scene. He currently balances his time between performing jazz as a leader and sideman, playing various genres at private events (i.e. parties, weddings, cocktail hours, etc.), and teaching (both online and in person).