Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, David began his pursuit of 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. The four years he spent there were crucial to his musical development. During this time he expanded his group of peer musicians, studied with notable teachers (including Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, Ralph Peterson, and Hal Crook), and wrote the book "Intervallic Patterns for Improvisation."
In May of 2018 he graduated Berklee and moved to New York City to join the music scene. He currently is an active musician in both public performances (which his groups have included musicians such as Marc Copland, Francisco Mela, Billy Hart, Dave Kikoski, Adam Nussbaum, and many more) and private events (i.e. parties, weddings, cocktail hours, etc.). When not performing, he finds himself teaching on faculty at the New York Jazz Workshop, Midori & Friends, and Blair Academy as well as contributing to several music advocacy committees on the American Federation of Musicians and Music Workers Alliance.