Jimmy has been teaching music since 2001, right after graduating from high school. He opened High Desert Music in 2008 to support a small community in Oregon with music products, lessons, and repair services. In 2011, he moved to Nampa, Idaho and opened Exodus Music LLC while pursuing a triple bachelor's degree in music education, theory/composition, and applied piano at Northwest Nazarene University, graduating with honors. He is now continuing graduate studies at Azusa Pacific University, while producing educational videos, articles, and tutorials. He has experience teaching concert and jazz band, classical and jazz piano, drum set, percussion, guitar (electric, acoustic, and classical), violin, and even banjo, as well as tutoring in composition and music theory.
He's performed in many various ensembles in different genres, and is an active performer-composer. He plays guitar and composes for progressive-metal band 3rd Party Pandemic; played trumpet in the UO Top Campus Band; piano for NNU Jazz Revival; mallets for NNU's percussion ensemble; co-hosted weekly jam-sessions in Nampa, Idaho; performed a full length 1.5 hour concert for classical and jazz piano, and won the classical piano competitive Shaffer scholarship two years in a row.
Married with three children, he enjoys playing Minecraft and Pokémon with his kids, coming up with strategic exercises and resources for musicians, and of course, performing, composing, and teaching! He also is interested in the accordion, video game music, and keeping up with trends in music technology.
One of his strongest desires is to ensure that everyone has access to quality music and arts education and resources - in fact, this is exactly where Exodus Music is heading!
Dave Gluck Nampa, ID
David currently teaches percussion and composition at the Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa, Idaho. Previously, he was the Music Specialist at Lake Ridge and Ronald Reagan Elementary Schools in Nampa during the 2013-14 school year. Currently, David also serves as adjunct faculty at Northwest Nazarene University, The College of Idaho, and College of Western Idaho. From 2000-13 he was a full-time Professor of Studio Composition at the State University of New York at Purchase College.
As a founding member and percussionist of the internationally renowned Rhythm & Brass, The Dallas Brass and Madera Vox, he has been critically acclaimed by such publications as the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Downbeat Magazine. His music has been featured on the BET Network, NPR and in Jazz Player Magazine. He has 10 recordings on the Koch, Summit, d’note, Bear Claw and Skinny-Tie labels. He is published by Hal Leonard and Universal Editions and has recently co-authored the book “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance” with former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams.The book’s foreword is written by Paul Simon.
David is sponsored by the Yamaha, Zildjian, and Innovative Percussion Corporations, and has been a featured performer and clinician throughout the States, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada. He has had works premiered at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the Salvador Dali Museum, with a recent commission from the United States Air-Force Band.
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