Prior to working for Yamaha, Gerhart held the position of Director of Percussion Studies at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach.
A composer, arranger and performing percussionist, Dave Gerhart has worked under some of the most renowned musicians in the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Kamen, Yefim Bronfman, and Blue Man Group. He is a founding member of Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band and the IronWorks Percussion Duo.
An advocate of using technology in the classroom, he has authored several studies of the use of technology by percussion educators and in 2010, he co-founded DrumChattr.com as a better way for percussionists all over the globe to connect, discuss, and experience quality web generated percussion content online. Recently, Dave has created PercussionEducation.com, a collection of videos, articles and anything related to percussion.
Dave Gerhart earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California in Percussion Performance, along with Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees at California State University, Long Beach.
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