Significant teachers and mentors:
A student of many gifted musicians, some of Mr. Fivecoate's significant teachers/mentors include: Frederick L. Hemke, his saxophone instructor at Northwestern University, Debra Richtmeyer and James Riggs, his saxophone instructors at University of North Texas, and Dennis Giokas and Ed Snider, his clarinet instructors at University of North Texas.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
Given his passion for music, David's teaching philosophy revolves around his desire to encourage students to become independent learners of music.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Mr. Fivecoate is a former faculty member at Texas Southern University and Northern Illinois University, and a current faculty member at DePaul University School of Music and the Community Music Division.
Interests outside of music:
Aside from the music world, David enjoys Hoop Dance in his free time.