David is a professional, experienced and versatile studio musician, percussionist, and drummer. Feel free to contact him to schedule made-to-fit percussion parts for your studio recording album or project.
NEW for 2021: online lessons available – via Zoom, Skype or a lesson link sent to you.
Studio Drum Sessions ^
Studio drummer David Alderdice is calm, focused and precise. Reading, writing, and interpreting charts is a fun past time for him, and with or without a click he is steady and consistent. Composing percussion parts and rhythmic feels for new musical material is second nature to David. He is attentive to the tone and tuning of his drums and can adjust them to suit the situation. He is sensitive to the artist vision of the recording and is dedicated to finding the perfect groove or time-feel for each song. He brings multiple snare drums as well as cymbal and stick/mallet choices to recording sessions to make sure he finds the right sound for each different piece of music. Versatility, dynamics, and creativity applied with a professional attitude make David a great match for any studio project.
David is a seasoned session drummer who’s drums and percussive energy has been recorded on dozens of albums ranging throughout many different styles and genres of music. He has been first call drummer for studios throughout Colorado as well as the mid-Atlantic region and has done recording sessions around the U.S. and in Germany.
A few of the album’s he’s recorded drums and percussion on are ……. Embodying Rhythm – Music for Everyday Life, Grizzly Pears – Apertif, Sea Stars – The Unknown, Traditionish – Traditionish, Strolling Scones – Two Vegans, FEAST – Celtic Sinfonia, Susan Walton – January Trees, and JoeAlan – EP
Consulting and tech support ^
David’s drum and percussion expertise can help any recording project go smoothly. Consulting, tech support, mic placement, composition of percussion parts, coaching, and arrangements for studios, recording engineers, music producers, recording artists, singer-songwriters, studio musicians, and bands.