After studying with teachers such as Glen Velez, Behnam Samani, Ramesh Shotham and Ustad Fayaz Khan, David created his personal style, incorporating techniques and rhythms from the handdrumming traditions of Iran, India, Egypt, Europe, Turkey and Africa.

He worked with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Dead Can Dance, Riadh Feri, Glen Velez, Levent, the medieval music ensemble Cordatum and in contemporary music together with Helmut Bieler-Wendt and the Taner Akyol Trio. David has toured in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Tunisia, Palestine, Greece, Italy, France, Poland, Estonia, Ireland and the USA. In 2006 he released the first two DVDs of series of instructional DVDs on hand- and fingerdrumming.