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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bio - David R. Crane

Bio - David R. Crane


David began playing the piano and violin at a very young age. He would often play for hours while visiting his Grandma's house. She would teach him simple songs, and finally convinced his parents to start him with formal piano lessons by age 7.  He then started the cello at age 10 and picked up the viola as a teenager.

Through his teenage years, David participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs and received superior ratings every year. During this time he had the opportunity to accompany his family and relatives as they played in church and other venues.  He continues to volunteer his time playing in church.  He also works professionally as a backup recording artist, by recording solo and orchestral cello parts for over a dozen albums.

During high school, David decide to pursue the cello more seriously. He served as principle cellist for the Jordan Symphony Orchestra for two years and as assistant principle cellist of the Bingham High Orchestra. David had the opportunity to solo on the cello with several orchestras, the highlight being the opportunity to perform part of the Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor in Cedar City at Southern Utah University. His orchestral work earned him a scholarship to the University of Utah, where he began his studies in cello performance. There he played with the Utah Philharmonia, University of Utah Symphony and participated in the chamber music program. 

David has enjoyed working with children. He has taught orchestra at Altaview Elementary, Jordanridge Elementary and Vista Crest Elementary.  Specializing in violin, viola and cello. He has also maintained a studio of private piano and cello students since he was 14.

He was hired by Imagination Place to teach piano and to develop a young child music program for children aged 4 to 6. He developed the core curriculum for the Musical Bridge TM Program with the Owner of Imagination Place, Darlene Casanova. The program is still in use today.

David completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Utah. He has studied cello with Stephen Emerson and Rob Marsden. He studied piano with Larry Gee and Jeffery Price, and Piano Pedagogy with Sue Parsons and Merla Little.