“David’s communication style can be summarized as clear, effective and empowering. His feel for the big picture is known through his attention to detail. David is a master of translating ideas into art at breakneck speeds through inspiring the inner greatness of his clients.”
Whether a beginner or seasoned professional, David will help you develop the confidence to overcome your “imposter syndrome” and let your magic shine on stage! You well learn how to walk onto any stage, even on short notice, knowing that you will deliver. You will master advanced preparation skills used by the pros. And you will learn “in the moment” strategies to make your butterflies flutter by and cloister in their cocoons. Ultimately, you will uncover your compelling story, and learn the presentation confidence that connects you and your audience and leaves them begging for more.
When you see musical theatre, most people ignore the conductor. Except for a momentary bow, the conductor is largely unseen. They come to “the office” every day and do their magic hidden in a black hole at the front of the the stage. It’s even called, “the pit!” It’s a strange moniker if you think about what a conductor does.
To begin, the conductor gives the “downbeat” to begin the show. They control the tempo.. Too fast, the pace feels frantic. Too slow, the dancers land their jumps early. When actors speak, conductors control the musical volume and ensure the music syncs perfectly with the on-stage story—even silences are “orchestrated.” Like any artist, the conductor uses skill to paint an aural landscape of emotions—love, tragedy, conflict, humor—with his palette of 19 musicians playing a lush musical score. (How rare is a movie without music?)
“I used to sneak in and study his rehearsal ideas. I wanted to know the secret of his success.”
Tracy Watcher Webber
The best conductors understand this is an art form, not a mathematical formula. Conductors create moments by uniting real people—actors, technicians, musicians—to help YOU experience The Story. “But wait! There’s more!”
Conductors also have a vast knowledge of lighting, sound, sets, props, acting, dance and blocking as well as a trim grasp on the psychology of humor, drama, persuasion and communication. With this clear understanding of the story they want to tell, they use their emotional intelligence to unite 50+ artists behind a common goal—to creating an “ensemble” who will live this powerful and memorable story.
How could your performance come alive with someone to teach you how to orchestrate your next project?
Jackson Wells, Client
Professional Freelance Actor
“David physicalizes the principles he’s trying to instill…”