1985 – 9 years at Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Department (Head of Drums); 1991 – 2 years at AIM (Sydney);

Artist in residence at various Musical Institutions in Australia since 1978; Workshops and private students ongoing.

Honorary Senior Fellow and teaching staff at the VCA-MCM since 2013 and ongoing

Teaching Staff at the James Morrison Academy in Mt Gambier since 2015 and ongoing

Film and Special Sound Recordings

David Hirschfelder, Bruce Smeaton, Frank Strangio, Nigel Westlake, Art Phillips, Charlie Chan in movies including “Paradise Found”, “Me, Myself and I”, “Muggers”, “Young Blades”, “BMX Bandits” “The Dragon Pearl” etc.


CD “Percussion World” – for Bruton Library Music
Entire repertoire of percussion music for the project DJ’s Drum!
“4 Way Agreement”, written specially for Maestro Iwaki, Tom O’Kelly, David Jones and Nobiyuki Sato
Compositions for AtmaSphere, Tree, Fiona Burnett Trio, Carmen Warrington and many meditation CDs.


2010 – Recipient of the Prestigious Melbourne Prize for Music

2009 – APRA Classical Music Awards for “The River Meets the Sea”

2003 – 04 Recipient of Australia Council 2 year fellowship, enabling David to set a new course for his career, moving away from touring and shows in clubs supporting other artists, and towards a solo career.

TV And Stage

Two years on Young Talent Time, 2 months Naked Vicar Show, 3 months in “Eureka”, appearances on Bert Newton Show, Don Lane Show, “Hey Hey It’s Saturday”, The Gold Logies, Countdown, solo performances on Good Morning Australia, Steve Vizard’s Tonight Show, solo performance on Access All Areas (ABC); Sydney Theatre Company’s “Romeo and Juliet”, DAVID JONES DRUM VIDEO “New Rhythm Grooves – Playing with N.R.G