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About David Tuinenga

David Tuinenga
David Tuinenga
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: College Jazz Band, Danny Reyes, Tim Froncek, Dave Weckl,
Performance Experience: College Jazz Band, Various gigging groups including Justplainann, Names of James, Great Notion, Blue Boys, many more!
Teaching Experience: 20+ Years for various schools and stores
Teaching Philosophy: Practice makes perfect!

Get to know David Tuinenga

I picked up the drumsticks at the age of 13. After a couple months of lessons with a gentleman who's name eludes me, I began performing with a couple buddies in their "garage band".  Our first few shows were at community centers and some retirement homes with a culminating gig at the local firefighters picnic that summer.
Now with In-person lessons having resumed I re-applied and Music & Arts has accepted me back as Drum and Percussion Instructor. 
A few groups who's names I can recall that I have played with over the years include:
"justplainann" (Already mentioned, Singer/Songwriter accompaniment)
"Names of James" (a beach-rock & funk cover band)
"The Living End Singers" (a mega-church touring choir, I joined their backing band on two tours, one of the midwest and the second of the southeast) 
"Great Notion"  (Grateful Dead tribute band)
"Driscoll Bro's" (Country & Oldies covers) 
"Bettinal" (Bluegrass & Folk)
"Blue Boys" (Blues)
Danny Reyes (Teacher and Mentor)
Tim Froncek (Teacher)
Dave Weckl
Vinnie Colaiuta
Evelyn Glennie
Chad Smith
Anika Nilles
Danny Carey

David Tuinenga teaches at:
1512 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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