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About David Wild

Dave Wild
David Wild
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Waco, TX
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano
Education: May 2012. MM, Jazz Studies. University of North Texas (Denton, Texas).
Performance Experience: A wide variety of performance experience in small and large jazz ensembles, solo piano performances, and a variety of commercial contexts, spanning over 50 years.
Teaching Experience: Adjunct instructor, English composition, McLennan Community College (2012 – present) Private Piano Instruction - Waco/Temple area (1998 - present). Adjunct instructor (parttime), jazz piano, Temple College TX 2000-2001. Also provided lecture/clinics at the annual Temple College Jazz Festival 1998-2017 (subjects included jazz improvisation and various jazz history topics)

Get to know David Wild

Author/pianist Dave Wild has been an active performer for over 45 years in Michigan, San Juan, Los Angeles, Honolulu and currently Texas. He is a longtime member of the Temple Jazz Orchestra and Waco Jazz Orchestra and performs regularly around central Texas and elsewhere. His CD wild sides, recorded in Los Angeles with his brother, bassist Ken Wild, was released in 2003 and they collaborate regularly as The Wild Brothers.. He has also written for and performed on recordings by TJO and WJO. Dave is also a respected authority on the music of John Coltrane. He co-authored the award-winning The John Coltrane Reference, first published by Routledge in December 2007 and reissued in paperback in February 2013. He compiled earlier discographies on Coltrane and Ornette Coleman and has written liner notes for some 20 Coltrane releases on the Impulse label. Dave also contributed to the Grove Dictionary of Jazz and has written for such jazz magazines as Coda, Down Beat, Cadence, and Signal To Noise. He holds a masters degree (English) from Eastern Michigan University and a masters degree (jazz studies--composition/arranging) from the University of North Texas. Dave can be reached through his website,

David Wild teaches at:
2808 W Loop 340 Suite H14
Waco, TX 76711
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