"David is very intelligent, and always very generous with his knowledge and time."
Ricardo Morales, Principal Clarinet
"David Blumberg has a rare gift; that of being a born teacher."
Michele Zukovsky, Principal Clarinet
Los Angeles Philharmonic
"Dave is unquestionably the best teacher I have ever had in the 60+ years that I have been playing the clarinet."Although I had been away from playing for some time, Dave provided gentle advice and direction that has significantly improved my technique, tone, and musicianship as well as my confidence as a performing Clarinetist. I studied with Joe Allard as a youth. David who was also an Allard student keeps the tradition very much alive. He is able to establish a great rapport with his students both mature and young. He understands their needs and goals and helps them achieve those goals. Thanks to Dave's encouragement and help, I was recently accepted as a member of a fine Regional Symphonic Band. Above all, a lesson with Dave is not only instructive--it's also fun.
Steve Boardman - Montco Symphonic Band."
"I feel privileged to be able to write this review. David was my son Sunil's Private Instructor throughout Middle and High school, and his supporter through College. Under David's expert instruction, Sunil attained Pennsylvania All State Band - 1st Chair!!
In addition to David's incredible expertise in performance music and his high level teaching skills, he is a very generous and patient and caring person. Over the course of our 6 years, David became a true friend to Sunil, and to our whole family. I would recommend David to any music student unconditionally."
Judy Tripathi - Mother of Student
"David Blumberg is one of the finest private teachers I've known in my career as performer and band director. His private lessons with my reed sections revolutionized their sound. I sent my own son to him for several years and was always impressed with his high standards, clear approach and instant results. As a mom, I'm equally impressed with his kindness and empathy. I highly recommend David without reservation. "
Martha Alford - Faculty Houghton College Csehy Music Festival, Eastern University
" David is a fantastic musician and truly gifted teacher. When I moved to the Philadelphia area, I tried 2 other teachers who had been very highly recommended (local College Professors who perform with the Opera/Ballet), but I was sadly disappointed -- not because they were not very good musicians, but because they were not able to pass along to me what I needed I order to progress. I had almost given up on the idea of getting a wonderful teacher who would listen to my needs and be able to help me. But since being with David, my playing has improved tremendously in a fairly short period of time (less that 1 year). He has helped me improve my technique and sound dramatically. And... he's a lovely person. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Dr. Marta Rozans - Merion Concert Band
"David is very pleasant to work with and will spot any notes that are missing or that does not balance with the rest. Phrasing and intonation are important.
I was given techniques to better prepare exercises and studies. Davis will suggest tools to improve playing: method books, reading, videos and work sheets.
I always start my lessons with a series of questions I have prepared for him and he has so many comments on all of my questions.
Having a world-class teaching like David Blumberg is gold to me. I am past 68 now and I have never had so much fun working with my clarinet."
Raymond Lacroix - Canada
"David Blumberg is the best clarinet teacher I have had. He is knowledgeable in musicality, clarinet technique, and clarinet equipment. He is able to quickly identify causes of problems and offer multiple solutions. I learned many things from him in just my first lesson. I have had lessons at his house and on Skype. In addition to his vast knowledge of the clarinet and pedagogy he is also a positive person. He wants to see his students succeed. I highly recommend anyone to take lessons from him. No one is too good to learn something from David!"
Tom Bassett - Principal Clarinet Northerntier Symphony - Clarinet Faculty Csehy Summer School of Music Houghton College, NY