David Alston (Durham, NC) studied Percussion and Cello at Durham School of the Arts and North Carolina Central University.  David has toured with The African American Dance Ensemble and Urban Bush Women.  David has traveled to Hong Kong/Macau China, Tokyo, Japan, and Toronto, Canada.

David has taught Percussion at Future Leader’s Institute, and has been a teaching artist with Bronx Children’s Museum and Ethical Culture Fieldston.  He is currently the Musical Director of Vashti Dance Theater and a Teaching Artist for Alvin Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs, Young Audiences New York, and Church Street School for Music and Art in Tribeca.  His approach to teaching is hands-on, innovative, and is informed by his experience in both Classical and World forms of music.