David Stanoch

Working professionally since the age of 12, David Stanoch has built an eclectic career performing with renowned pop, jazz, rock, R&B, Broadway, movies and television artists, including the Airmen of Note, Jackson Browne, Hiram Bullock, Charo, George Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Richard Davis, Herb Ellis, Robert Goulet, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Scott Henderson, Freedy Johnston, Shirley Jones, Stanley Jordan, Shari Lewis, Jack McDuff, the Minnesota Orchestra, Keb’ Mo, New Kids On The Block, Bob Newhart, Christine Ohlman, Regis Philbin, Bernard Purdie, Bonnie Raitt, Walfredo de Los Reyes, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Danny Seraphine, Doc Severinsen, Ed Shaughnessy, Martin Short, Ben Sidran, Jab’o Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, Timbuk 3, Butch Vig, Fred Wesley, and The Supremes’ Mary Wilson. He is currently musical director for Emmy-winner Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience.

A student of masters Elliot Fine, Alan Dawson, Max Roach, Jeff Hamilton, Chad Wackerman, Ignacio Berroa, and others, David authored “Mastering the Tables of Time,” voted Best Educational Book in the 2009 Modern Drummer Readers Poll – available in-print and digitally from Alfred Music and Hudson Music, respectively. He is in-demand as an educator, presenting clinics at NAMM, PASIC, and various drum festivals as well as guest artist residencies at universities around the USA. A 27 year faculty member of McNally Smith College of Music before its closing, he has also guest-taught at the Berklee College of Music. David now teaches online worldwide at his David Stanoch School of Drumming. 

In 2018, David was presented the Legacy in Education Award by the Yamaha Corporation of America. He is currently DrumSet Editor for the Percussive Arts Society journal, Percussive Notes. David proudly endorses Yamaha, Paiste, Remo, Vic Firth, LP and Prologix instruments and accessories.