David first received organ tuition at school in Stockport, before continuing lessons at College in Chichester with Dr. John Birch. At the end of this four year period he had gained diplomas in both organ teaching and performance.
He graduated from Sussex University in 1969 with an honours degree in Religious Studies and Education, and taught for a number of years in the South of England.
His interest in pipe-organs is broad – he has played the theatre organ for many years and has been a regular broadcaster on Radio 2’s ‘The Organist Entertains’ since its inception. He was formerly organist at St Botolph’s, Boston, and also plays at Holbeach All Saints.