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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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