"David Blumberg has a rare gift; that of being a born teacher."
Michele Zukovsky, Principal Clarinet
Los Angeles Philharmonic
"I would recommend David to any Music Student unconditionally"
I feel privileged to be able to write this review. David was my son Sunil's Private Instructor throughout Middle and High school, and his supporter through College. Under David's expert instruction, Sunil earned the award for Pennsylvania All State Band - 1st Chair!!. In addition to David's incredible expertise in performance music and his high level teaching skills, he is a very generous and patient and caring person. Over the course of years David became a true friend to Sunil, and to our whole family. I would recommend David to any music student unconditionally.
Judy Tripathi - Mother of Student
"His enthusiasm is contagious."
David is very intelligent, and always very generous with his knowledge and time.
Ricardo Morales, Principal Clarinet
ONLINE Skype clarinet lessons with DAVID BLUMBERG
"David Blumberg is the best clarinet teacher I have had."
He is knowledgeable in musicality, clarinet technique... and quickly identify causes of problems and offer multiple solutions. He wants to see his students succeed. I highly recommend taking lessons with him!
-Tom Basset, Principal Clarinet
My goal is to customize lessons to the student/apprentices needs in regards to correcting fundamental issues both technically and musically. A strong fundamental basis is critical to being the best that a player can be, and being able to correctly analyze and correct is a rare specialty. We will work hard together, but it will be fun - my love of music, and my very high standards are contagious! We can work towards a specific goal such as an Audition, or generally making you the best player that you can possibly be.
"Dave is unquestionably the best teacher I have ever had in the 60+ years that I have been playing the clarinet."
Although I had been away from playing for some time, Dave provided gentle advice and direction that has significantly improved my technique, tone, and musicianship as well as my confidence as a performing Clarinetist. Dave is able to establish a great rapport with his students both mature and young. He understands their needs and goals and helps them achieve those goals. Thanks to Dave's encouragement and help, I was recently accepted as a member of a fine Regional Symphonic Band. Above all, a lesson with Dave is not only instructive--it's also fun.
Steve Boardman - Montco Symphonic Band
In the past 33 years, David has performed in a wide variety of settings as a Recitalist, Principal Orchestral Clarinetist and top Wind Ensemble Musician.
He is an expert on Excerpts, Audition Preparation, and Clarinet Repertoire. he has a Sheet Music Collection of over 15,000 pieces!
Performance with Principal Clarinetist Royal Philharmonic/Philharmonia Michael Whight at the 40th Anniversary Symposium of the British Clarinet Society - London
David Blumberg’s career has spanned over the past 33 years as an International Clarinet Soloist, Orchestral Clarinetist, top Pedagogue. In 1996, David replaced Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Clarinetist Anthony Gigliotti as Clarinet Faculty of the FAME Music Festival in Lawrenceville NJ. In 2014, Blumberg toured with members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Pizazz Orchestra to perform in Shenzhen, China. Recently, David served as Principal Clarinetist for the Concert for Peace at the Philadelphia Kimmel Center and at the Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium.
An International teacher, David has given Masterclasses across Europe and the United States. In 2013-2016, David has taught at a variety of Conservatories in Cologne, Vienna, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, where he was also a featured soloist at the 1st Netherlands Clarinet Festival. Since 2015, Blumberg has served as International Faculty for the Internacional Festival de Clarinete de Agaete where he has performed also as Soloist.
My Clarinet Students have received numerous accolades. In 2016, my Skype student, Jay S from San Diego, was a member of the Carnegie Hall Youth Orchestra of the United States and toured Europe under Russian Superstar Music Director Valery Gergiev. From 2012 to 2016, his students have either been finalists or winners at the Philadelphia International Music Festival Concerto Competition.
His student from High School Eddie S. Won 2nd Prize in the 2012 International Clarinet Association's "Orchestra Audition Competition" at 19, besting 3 University Clarinet Faculty Members, and being the youngest Contestant by over 6 years. The other 4 Finalists in that Competition all had their Doctorates - he had just finished his Sophomore year in College!
My students have won top placement with the National Band, among other selective ensembles.
David performs on Backun MOBA 24K Gold Keyed Cocobolo Clarinets, Silverstein Gold Maestro or the BG Duo Gold Ligature, and D'Addario/Legere Reeds. He is also endorsed by Silverstein, BG Ligatures, Backun Musical, and D’Addario.