Dave brings to Reflexion over 35 years of professional stage performance. He has an honours music degree from the University of Western Ontario and has taken music groups to and performed on stage in Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Montreal, Nashville and New York City. Dave has his musical roots in jazz and classical piano but he loves playing all styles of playing from blues, R n' B, rock, funk, jazz, and more When he is not on stage with Reflexion, Dave spends his life educating students in instrumental, keyboard and vocal music and directs the acclaimed 300 voice Bishop Ryan Xpression Vocal Ensemble, the 50 piece Bishop Ryan Celtic Fusion concert band and the award-winning Bishop Ryan Celtic Groove Jazz Band. Dave uses Korg, Yamaha, and Roland keyboards but his passion is playing the acoustic grand. Dave performs regularly as a solo pianist and is often called upon to accompany many other talented musicians in the field of jazz and classical music. Has won multiple awards as a music educator including 'Outstanding Music Director" at the Heritage Music Festival in Nashville. Tennessee, two Hamilton Music Awards, and most recently the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Education. Dave is also is a past nominee for the Premier's Award for Teaching Excellence as well as the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Dave is a past HWCDSB Director's Award winner and recently won the Distinguished Service Award, the most prestigious award presented by the HWCDSB.