When David Dzubinski, piano teacher at the New Jersey School of Music, was a young student studying Classical Piano at Philadelphia's well-known Settlement Music School, he was chosen to perform for the composer Vincent Persichetti. Persichetti declared David's performance "spirited and warm", a description which still has resonance today. Mr. Dzubinski is a pianist/composer who combines his great energy, wit and humor with endless imagination and courage, inspiring and motivating students over a teaching career that spans more than 20 years and includes many genres. As a double major in Classical Piano and Music Education at the University of the Arts, David became well versed in the finer points of teaching music. He went on to receive his degree from Temple University in Composition and Arranging. After attending Temple, Mr. Dzubinski pursued advanced studies privately with internationally known and vastly divergent jazz pianists Joanne Brackeen, Dave Burrell and Edsel Gomez. His professional accomplishments include: a jazz CD release ("Recyclical"), a commisioned Jazz Suite ('Strange Loop') with improvised interactive video for Philadelphia University, a commisioned Music Suite ('Paint') for live painting and performance with the fine art painter Nathan Distefano for the Doylestown Health and Wellness Center, a score for the Society Hill Playhouse production of Sam Sheppard's 'Suicide in Bb', performances on two of jazz vocalist/composer Kayle Brecher''s CDs, and one of Dzubinski's compositions was been published by Freddie Hubbard's Hubtones. . Additionally, David was composer/performer at Philadelphia's TLA in the stage show 'The Little Big Broadcast of 1939' and in the play 'Shooting Magda' at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater. Other performances include the jazz and third stream group the Klein Four, the Junior Mints, Sotto Voce, Stravinsky Rhythm, Marilyn Flanagan, and The Network for New Music at the Painted Bride Art Center. Currently, Dzubinski performs in the Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey areas with Brass Roots, Elliott Levin, Jazz Diffraction, Kayla Brecher, Frank Butrey, The Blue Groove and others at many of the areas prominent fine jazz and blues venues.
Piano lessons with David are available Monday through Friday in Cherry Hill.