BM, USC Thornton School of Music
David Greiman was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He began studying classical repertoire at the age of 7 and performing in bands as a pianist and drummer from the age of 15. As a teenager, he founded the Young Lions of Jazz Quartet – which performed all around the area – as well as the R&B act Mosaic and drumming in rock bands. In high school, he received All-District and All-State jazz band honors. Afterwards, he was accepted to USC Thornton School of Music where he majored in Jazz Piano (and Political Science), studying with renowned pianists Shelly Berg, Alan Pasqua and Russ Ferrante.
Since moving to Los Angeles, David has played and recorded in a variety of ensembles – including jazz groups (Jazz Three O), rock ‘n’ roll bands (Absolute Stereo), and hip hop projects (Paul Dateh) – as well as composing and producing original music.
Since 2008, he has been teaching at the South Pasadena Conservatory, where his students range in age from elementary school beginners to senior citizens. Lessons focus on technique and ear training as well as repertoire. Past recitals have included works by Chopin and Schumann as well as The Beatles and Miles Davis.
Favorite Teaching Moment
A favorite moment in David’s teaching career was when one of his most talented students recently performed at an event with him. The student played great and was paid handsomely. David enjoyed seeing his student have a great time while at his first professional gig.