testimonials

 

"David Dower is an individual when playing or expressing himself at the keyboard. He has great charm, character and flair when performing."
- Steve Sedergreen (Australian jazz piano legend) 
 

"Dave is a creative musician whose playing is both exciting and full of personality. Equally adept as a composer, Dave's compositions have a unique sound that crosses genres; including jazz, world music, pop and classical"

Matt Fisher, London drummer & percussionist

 

"David is an inspired and inspiring creative musician; he brings a great energy to every musical project he's part of, and he brings the very best out of everyone he plays with"

- Kim May, Australian Bassist (Virgil Donati/Anthony Callea/'Hey Hey It's Saturday'/Olivia Newton-John/Randy Brecker/James Osborne Jazz Collective)

 

"David Dower is one of the most versatile musicians I've worked alongside. Having sung jazz standards with him as my accompanist, collaborated on pop rock projects and even co-written comedy songs just for fun with him, I have witnessed him adapt and demonstrate extraordinary sensitivity to any musical situation. He's more daring and bold than a lot of pianists I've encountered, with a broader dynamic and stylistic range than many would risk to explore. I'm also a big fan of his writing. Like his playing, there is a lot of variety and he's unafraid to mix and match genres and styles as he sees fit. It makes for compositions that are sophisticated, engaging and a lot of the time downright fun to listen to. I'm very grateful for his involvement in my musical journey over the years, just as I am humbled to have been a part of his."

- Gabriel Lynch (Melbourne/Malaysia Singer/Songwriter) 

 

"David is a captivating educator with a contagious enthusiasm that leaves you excited to play music." 

- Teddy Hookey (former student)

 

"Here is a jazz musician with a passion for making music. From early days David used his considerable technique and musical skills to create and invent and at the same time to incorporate the vast history of the genre."

- Howard Belling (Australian/South African Jazz Pianist)

 

"David's intuitive teaching ignited a deep understanding and love of music in my son, Ashton. The role of teacher soon extended to one of mentor and friend."

- Misha Lee (Parent of student)

 

“I’ve had the privilege to work with some world class musicians ... and David is certainly one! Jaw-dropping expertise and credibility across genres... skill and diplomacy in rapidly creating cool and sophisticated arrangements... huge enthusiasm, energy and fun... and, to my pleasant surprise... extremely professional, punctual, reliable and well-organised! In short - Awesome!" 

- Sue Shorter, London Percussionist BA (Hons), Postgrad Cert Ed, TMS, RFWG

 

"Musicians like David Dower don’t come by too often. Enthusiastic & a joy to share the stage with. A pianist who can read a singer very well! Come back to Australia, David!"

- Masina Miller, Jazz Vocalist, Perth, Australia

 

"David is a dynamic teacher who is full of life and brings a welcomed energy to the department. His students are inspired by his infectious enthusiasm and talent. We are delighted to have him at St. Benedict's School!"

- Rebecca Hickman (Deputy Head of Music)

 

"David is the most entertaining musician I've ever seen/heard as well as being good natured, reliable, loyal, honest, handsome, and fun. To know him is to love him. I'm told he's very like his mother."
- Mum