“There has been a decline in music-making. The days of singing around the piano are virtually gone, replaced by television, video games and the internet. This situation has been made worse in recent years by huge cuts in the funding of music education. A whole generation is being denied the rich experience of making music.
I want to open up the world of music-making to anyone who wants it.”
— David Dempster
The Dempster Music™ was created by David Dempster. This unique method of learning embodies David’s strengths in music, teaching and storytelling. The result is a method that teaches the real fundamentals of music while taking the student on a lively and entertaining journey of discovery.
David lives and breathes music. Spend any amount of time with David and you will likely hear him humming a tune or burst out singing a bit of a symphony.
David learned to read music when he was four years old while taking piano lessons from Mr Ingram in Perth, Scotland.
Because he learned to read music fluently, it was easy for David to go on to play other instruments: clarinet, violin, and recorder. It also enabled him to create and conduct several choirs, orchestras and operas. He has experienced a lifetime of music-making.
David gets a thrill when he hears from his students who are now playing and singing music instead of just listening to it. That’s why he created his home study course Read & Play Music, the first course of the Dempster Method of Music™.
David leads a colourful life as musician, choir director, writer, storyteller, mathematician, mountaineer and world traveller.