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David Cronkite B. Music B. Education

Welcome to my website! My name is David Cronkite and I have been teaching and playing drum set, percussion, and piano for over 47 years. I am from Truro, Nova Scotia and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. I am proud to say that both of my children are also involved in the arts - Ana is an operations manager for Sandbox film company and Max has a Master's in ancient and medieval history and plays bass. Contact me to schedule a free lesson today!

• Bachelor of Music (Hon), Mount Allison University

• Bachelor of Education, Ottawa University

• Performed on CBC radio, CBC TV, and ITV in England

• Performed in a percussion ensemble with a member of the Blue Man Group, Scott Bishop

• Played drums for Nova Scotia’s touring band (included recording artist Melanie Doane) in the 1984 Summer Games

• Dean’s list four years in a row

• Composed for pop band, percussion ensemble, and jazz groups
• Wrote for DRUMS Etc. magazine for two years

• Drummed and sang with three professional Beatles bands

• Played in Sway, Ottawa’s top dance band, for four years

• Directed and composed for a local grade eight percussion ensemble for eight years

• Percussion and piano instructor at the Rebecca Cohen Auditorium in Halifax

• Sole percussion/drum set instructor at Hebbville Academy, Nova Scotia

• Drummer and pianist for the St. Lawrence Stage Company

•  Drummed for my high school band when we won the Canadian National Stage Band competition in 1980

• Created thousands of drummers who love to make music

David smiles at Beatles gig
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