Teacher Profile: David Sablan

David Sablan

David Sablan

Instrument(s): Drums, Percussion

City: Miami/South Florida

Education: Michigan State University

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    About David Sablan

    David embarked on his musical journey at the age of eight when he began drum lessons. His talent quickly blossomed, and by the age of eleven, he formed a band and showcased his skills at various events throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Concurrently, he assumed the role of church organist at Victory Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan, for an impressive ten years. David honed his percussion skills by performing professionally at local theaters and churches from the age of fourteen. During his school years, he actively participated in multiple musical groups, including orchestra, concert band, marching band, and jazz bands.

    After high school, David wasted no time and joined the renowned band "Up With People." With the group, he delivered memorable performances at prestigious events such as the Super Bowl, Indianapolis 500, Bob Hope's birthday party, and the Spokane Opera House, where he even had a solo performance.

    During his college years, David passionately engaged with various vocal and instrumental groups, pursuing a Bachelor's of Music Degree at Michigan State University, where he studied percussion under Mark Johnson. Following graduation, he became a music teacher at Engadine Consolidated Schools, sharing his expertise with students ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

    Later, David relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where he held the esteemed position of percussionist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, working alongside conductor John Giordano. Simultaneously, he taught fifty-three drum and percussion students at a local music store. Currently, David serves as a teacher and music instructor at North Hialeah Christian School, where he imparts his knowledge of drums, electric, acoustic, and bass guitar, piano, voice, and violin.

    Music has been the catalyst for David's extraordinary journey, whether performing for millions at the Super Bowl or bringing joy to residents at nursing homes. He firmly believes in the transformative power of music and seeks to share its impact with others as they navigate their own paths.

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