David Plesh teaches drums and percussion and piano in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. He has been teaching music privately and in schools since 2000. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his musical journey began with the study of piano at age 5 and was accompanied by voice training and acting lessons throughout grade school.
After transitioning to drums and percussion in high school David went on to study at Pasadena City College and UCLA while simultaneously receiving instruction from multiple private teachers.
As a professional drummer David has played with artists as diverse as Pop icon Melissa Manchester to Latin Funk-Rock mainstays Ozomatli. He has toured across the US multiple times, sharing the stage with Rock legends Bon Jovi and Guns n’ Roses, among others, and has performed at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, the Nokia Theater in New York, and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
David believes strongly in every person’s innate ability to express themselves musically, in large part because he has guided students who started out as absolute beginners to becoming paid professionals. His student’s needs always come first, and each student’s lessons are tailored to reflect the individual that they are. No matter the style of music the student wants to learn: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, et al., each larger concept is broken down into easily understood and achieved ideas.
Among David’s accomplishments as a teacher is being the creator of the first-ever after-school youth program for percussion studies for the City of San Marino. His passion for creating and teaching music has led him to expand his offerings to include teaching beginner guitar, piano, voice and bass as well as theory, songwriting, and live performance techniques. He also has expertise in teaching music to younger children, including toddlers.
When David is not teaching, performing, or writing music he enjoys attending live music and theater events, supporting LA’s professional and college sports teams, and binge-watching dramas on Amazon and Netflix.