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      About David Deratzian

      David Deratzian
      David Deratzian
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: North Wales, PA
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Baritone, Cello, French Horn, String Bass, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

      Get to know David Deratzian

      David Deratzian is a graduate of State University of New York at Potsdam. David began his music studies on the guitar at the age of 6, inspired by his mother and uncles who were gifted multi-instrumentalists.  David expanded his studies to  piano and organ at age 12,  and bass at fourteen.  Since then, David has added euphonium and tuba, studying with local teachers Jeff Miller and Chuck Niehardt.  David has studied  with renowned jazz and classical bassist Paul Kleinfelter and internationally acclaimed classical bassist Lauren Pierce.  David works primarily in musical theatre as a Stage and Musical Director, and playing bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, tuba and keyboard in theatre pit orchestras.  David was the Principal Bass for the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra until 2023.
      David teaches Low Strings (Cello and String Bass) and Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone Horn and Tuba).   David's teaching philosophy is to inspire students to enjoy an appreciation of music and excellence in playing, and encourages students to explore their own interests while building technique and understanding of theory. David also will assist high school students interested in pursuing music at the university or college level by preparing them for auditions. He enjoys working with students of all ages.
      David Deratzian teaches at:
      6 Airport Square
      North Wales, PA 19454
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