David Markowitz is an exceptional musician and teacher. Throughout my eight years as his student, he expanded my musical horizons, especially with regards to classical, jazz, and Irish flute, and nurtured my lifelong love for music.
David consistently pushed me to the limits of my technical abilities, expanded my knowledge of music theory (jazz and classical), and helped me develop my skills in improvisation and performance. I was inspired by the diverse selection of music that he brought to our lessons. Whether we were rehearsing a movement from Carmen Fantasy, sight-reading a bebop duet, or learning an Irish reel, he taught with deep knowledge of technique and historical context. He additionally helped me prepare for my NYSSMA festival solos throughout middle and high school. David supported my musical interests with challenging material and was personally invested in my growth as a musician.