Dave will be performing songs live off my upcoming album, nameless energy, while Christi Christensen guides the class through a flow.
Born as David Glenn Kemp in a small town in Iowa, DTO has enjoyed an eclectic musical journey since birth. DTO’s mother is a vocal and piano instructor at a community college back home and encouraged him to play piano at a young age. It was a family effort as his father, a school teacher, supported his musical journey by driving him to multiple piano lessons throughout his childhood years. His brother played the keys and they formed a band called “The Kempsters” where DTO played the drums and Jason was on the synthesizer jammin’ at local high school basketball games.
After taking lessons for several years, DTO experienced a breakthrough moment of composing his own music around 8 years old. At 10 years old, DTO developed a passion for playing the drums and subsequently began playing the synthesizer and drum set in various high school rock bands. He also played in the marching band, concert band, pep band and jazz band throughout his high school and college years. After choosing the path of becoming a Spanish teacher, he fell in love with the global music scene.
In the summer of 2009, DTO was introduced to electronic music production by DJ Jonny Quest and was instantly blown away by the possibilities based on his musicianship, passion and creativity. After learning how to produce EDM, DTO’s first iTunes release was in March of 2013 and was one of the most popular downloaded remixes of “Can’t Quit” written by StoneBridge, Chris Kaesar and Buddha Music Group’s very own, Krista Richards. He continues to learn and teach with a Master’s degree in Education and Technology, DTO loves teaching private piano and Ableton music production classes.
DTO had the honor to be deeply involved with Krista Richards EP Passion released May 9th, 2014. He engineered and co-produced the opening songs “I’m Feeling Love” and “All the Love in the World” on Krista Richards EP Passion”. DTO frequently performs live with Krista Richards and other musicians. He also loves to perform at music festivals.
DTO will be releasing a full length album, Nameless Energy, in October along with a music video for the title track “Nameless Energy”. Stay tuned for the World Release Party at the WorldBeat Center in San Diego, California.
Managed by Marc Devoe at www.BuddhaMusicGroup.com
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