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Musician David Sklar on the Lyrical Life

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What does it take to fill your life with music? Join us as pianist and composer David Sklar talks about life and song.

David Sklar has been composing and performing music since the age of 7. At age 11, he was accepted at the prestigious preparatory program at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied performance with master professor Phillip Kawin. David also took classes with concert pianist Andre Watts. 

Upon graduation, David gained acceptance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. While majoring in film scoring at Berklee, he studied performance with Livingston Taylor, brother of James Taylor. He performed within his local community, playing at civic auditoriums, libraries, and benefits. David is also a singer/songwriter and keyboardist with over 2 albums of all original material. His music has played, and he has been interviewed, on various radio programs all across the US as well as having performed vocally at Lincoln Center in a musical tribute to the late Jim Henson. 

After graduation from Berklee, David moved to Los Angeles. His professional accomplishments included artistic support under the direction of Graham Preskett for major motion picture films at Hans Zimmer's Media Ventures. He also worked under the musical supervision of Ray Bunch, who was scoring shows for NBC and SONY Pictures Studios.

After moving to Arizona, David performed at clubs in the Phoenix area. He owned and operated his own piano teaching studio. David currently resides in New York City, and has completed recording two new CD's, entitled "DreamChaser" and "The Troubadour" featuring all original music. He gigs at various clubs and cabarets in NYC.