About Dave Stark

Dave Stark has been playing music since the age of 5 and has been teaching Drum Set for over 35 years. In addition to teaching all levels of Drum Set education Dave is an author and sought after clinician. His teaching career includes clinics at Berklee, The Collective , MI and music venues/schools around the world.

Dave grew up in NYC and was able to study with some of the world’s top drummers and teachers including Dom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Gary Chaffee, Alan Dawson, Frankie Malabe and many others. He attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship and upon leaving he returned to NYC where his playing and teaching professionally thrived. A lifelong student, Dave also studies with Dave Elitch.

Dave is an artist and endorser of the following compaines who have all recognized his commitment to Drum Set education: Sabian, Yamaha, Evans, Vic Firth, Prologix Percussion, Solomon Mics and Humes and Berg. He is a current member of the PAS Education Committee and formerly served on the Drum Set Committee. 

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