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About David Cronkite

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education

​From Truro, Nova Scotia, David Cronkite has been teaching and playing drum set, percussion, and piano for 44 years. His teaching style is fun, engaging, and in-depth. David has two children, both in the arts: Ana with a Bachelor’s degree in film from Humber plus a B.Ed from York, and Max who plays bass and studies early and medieval history at Carleton U.


• Bachelor of Music, Mount Allison University

• David performed in ensembles with a member of the Blue Man Group, Scott Bishop

• Dean’s list four years in a row

• Bachelor of Education, Ottawa University

• Composed for pop band, percussion ensemble, and jazz groups

• Sings backup, plays piano, and has performed the music of The Beatles, Brahms, Broadway, Be-Bop, and everything in between
• David wrote for DRUMS Etc. magazine for two years

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

• Educated a local grade eight percussion ensemble for eight years

• Percussion instructor at Long Bay Arts Camp

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

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

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

• Drummer and pianist for the St. Lawrence Stage Company

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

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

 

Hours Of Operation

Mon: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tue: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 6:00pm

 

Lessons That Matter

Guiding Principles:

Lifelong Love Of Music-musicianship is like a close friend your whole life, shareable with everyone.

Imagination & Self-Expression-the desire to play music never goes away. Experience that desire fully at Cronkite Percussion.

Critical Thinking-Essential life skill. Learn to problem solve through music performance and practice.

Stress Relief-making music makes you happy your whole life.

 

207 Salter Crescent, Kanata, Ontario