David DiGrazia grew up with a piano in the house and started playing “by ear” (like his father) when he was five years old. He was mostly self taught until high school when he learned to read music for the first time. He went on to study music privately in Marin with Dmitri Mihailoff while attending College of Marin where he had the opportunity to play chamber music and perform a solo with the College of Marin orchestra.
David earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The New School of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied chamber music and accompaniment with Vladimir Sokoloff (piano), members of the Curtis String Quartet, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. After graduating from NSM he freelanced as an accompanist and taught piano privately at the Jenkintown Music School. His passion for music and the piano was rekindled in the mid-2000’s after many years away from the instrument working in Information Technology. Today he belongs to various piano clubs in Marin and Sonoma counties and performs whenever the opportunity arises.
David brings a strong sense of commitment and respect to his students, both children and adults. His teaching style is tailored to the age, personality and goals of each individual.