Dave Tarantino joined the Settlement Music School faculty in 2022. After growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia, he became an active freelancer and educator in the area. Dave has performed with many of the regions finest ensembles including the Delaware, Reading, and Princeton Symphonies, as well as the Boston Ballet Orchestra. In addition, Dave was a member of the percussion section of the Israel Philharmonic from 2016-2017 where he worked closely with then music director Zubin Mehta, and toured 4 continents. As an educator he has worked for the Philadelphia School District and Play On Philly. He completed his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance at the New England Conservatory and his Masters in Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts at Boston University.
Education: Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance at the New England Conservatory, Masters in Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts at Boston University