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About David Rauh

Dave Rauh
David Rauh
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Westport, CT
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: Began formal lessons at the age of eight, played in elementary school band and orchestra, including a school performance of a drum duet. Studied with Robert McCormick at University of South Florida 1978-1980
Performance Experience: Performed full time (5-6 nights a week) with the Dick Rivers group, jazz fusion and Funk; 1980-1982. Performed with various Pop and acoustic groups; 1982-present. Performing currently with Voodoo Carnival (last 14 years), Fine Lines Acoustic Trio, The Girlz (a local all star group formed for fundraising), Dale Allen, Christine Cook, (Vocalists) and Ray Simonelli (Acoustic guitarist and vocalist)
Teaching Experience: Have been teaching students at music and arts for 2 years, had several private students throughout a 50 year performing career. Now specializing in Drum set and Cajon instruction.
Teaching Philosophy: Every student has unique needs and desires when they decide to seek ways to advance their ability. While I use many traditional tried and true techniques of instruction, I firmly believe in developing a course of guidance which necessarily becomes very individualized to fit each students unique needs. My ultimate goal for myself and my students will always be to play as musically as possible, resulting in greatly enhancing the quality of the group and music they are playing.

Get to know David Rauh

After performing with both instrumental and vocal groups throughout his years in the Westport school system, he eventually found his way to University of south Florida where he was lucky to meet and study with Professor Robert McCormick and toured with both the USF #1 Jazz and Wind Esembles. While still living in Florida, Dave performed nightly with various fusion, rock and experimental jazz groups in the greater Tampa Bay area, opening for some well known acts such as saxophonist Phil Woods, and vocalists Judy Collins and Angela Bofill.

For the last 14 years, Dave has been Playing drums and singing with the popular Fairfield county based Band "Voodoo Carnival" who have performed at numerous venues and benefits in the area. For the last 20 years or so he has been obsessed with developing his own technique on cajon and now performs on that instrument regularly with a growing consortium of "acoustically bent" songwriters and musicians. During the pandemic, Dave hosted a number of pop-up outdoor showcase events which included appearances by many of those same musicians.

"I started my official journey of percussion 48 years ago and am still learning new things every day..... Lets learn together!"

David Rauh teaches at:
413 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
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