Drum Set, Percussion, Ukulele, Music Theory
Master of Music from Youngstown State University (Percussion Performance), Bachelor of Music from Capital University (Music Media)
Drummer for the Vindys, Guitarist for Spy Convention
5 years as an adjunct at Youngstown State University, 1 year as a adjunct at Capital University, 20 years as a private drumset and percussion instructor, 7 years as a drum circle facilitator for SMARTS
Ed Davis is currently an adjunct percussion faculty at YSU, and freelance musician and educator residing in Youngstown, Ohio. He is also currently employed by SMARTS (Students Motivated by the ARTS) as a drum circle facilitator and coordinator of SMARTS Beats (drum based learning for students with cognitive disabilities), a private music teacher at Music & Arts in Canfield, OH and maintains a very active performing and recording schedule throughout the region. Ed has also served as a visiting professor and taught world percussion at Capital University in Columbus, OH in 2012-13.
Ed graduated from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music in 2012 with a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. While at YSU, Ed was a featured performer on the Youngstown Percussion Collective’s recording of “Forms of Things Unknown,” a twelve-movement work for percussion ensemble by composer Dave Morgan. Since living in Youngstown, Ed has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as The Vindys, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, Spy Convention, Jordan DePaul, Dennis Drummond (The Voice), Penguins in Bondage: the YSU Frank Zappa Ensemble, Glenn Schaft, Dave Morgan, Tom Scott and the NO EXIT New Music Ensemble.
Originally from West Liberty, OH, Ed attended the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, OH and as a student of Bob Breithaupt, Jim Ed Cobbs, Eric Paton, and Nathan Anders he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Media degree. While living in Columbus, Ed worked as an instructor at Columbus Pro Percussion and performed in a variety of styles as a freelance musician. Focusing on mainly drumset and world percussion, Ed has performed with groups such as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and served as a member of national recording act, Red Wanting Blue. He can be heard on their 2009 release, “These Magnificent Miles” (Fanatic/Capital Music Group).