Now an independent education consultant, David was a teacher for 24 years, working in Junior, Special and Secondary schools. He has also managed local Inset provision, music schools, youth arts programmes and various education projects. Until July 2006 he was 14-19 Strategy Manager for Southend, working with schools, colleges and training providers to address the national 14-19 agenda, developing collaboration and partnership working.
David recently relinquished the position of Musical Director to Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir, a role he filled for 23 years. He is currently Musical Director of Southend Wind Orchestra, founded by him ten years ago, and the 140-strong ladies’ choir, The Orpheus Singers. In October 2012 he was delighted to be appointed Musical Director of The Southend Band.