B.M Music Therapy, Board-Certified
Teaches: Guitar, Ukulele, Trombone
David first picked up the trombone when he joined band class in fifth grade. He fell in love with the instrument as he played in school concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands, pit orchestras, and concert orchestras from grades 5-12. David was also invited into the Massachusetts junior and senior district bands and orchestras throughout highschool. In his time at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, David was a member of the Frost Symphonic Winds ensemble, Frost Band of the Hour, and Frost Trombone Choir. He has studied under the tutelage of Peter Sexauer, and Timothy Conner.
David's trombone expertise is primarily as a classical trombonist, but he also enjoys playing pop, soundtrack, and jazz music. He is looking forward to teaching middle and highschool students (or even adults learning for the first time!) wherever they may be in their musical journey, whether they are just starting with the instrument or are auditioning for college music programs. David believes in making music fun and rewarding and strives to create a kind, welcoming place for all.
David Cote is a board-certified music therapist and multi-instrumentalist in the Miami area. He earned his B.M. in Music Therapy with a minor in psychology in 2021 from the University of Miami, and completed his 1200-hour clinical internship with Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches, a private practice in Palm Beach County. David offers private and group music therapy sessions as well as brass, guitar, vocal, and beginner piano lessons, music theory tutoring. He is also looking to expand his areas of instruction into wellness activities such as mindfulness meditation, qigong, and yoga and hopes to find ways to incorporate them into the music therapy/learning processes.
Born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, David began taking guitar lessons when he was 10 years old and picked up the trombone soon after. After falling in love with making music in concert bands, orchestras, and rock bands throughout his early education years, when he was in high school, David decided to pursue a career in music therapy, thus combining his love for music, interest in psychology, and passion for helping others.
David’s therapeutic approach is very person-centered while also drawing from the evidenced-based Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) focus from his undergraduate education.
Apart from music, David is interested in mindfulness/meditation, and other forms of wellness. He loves to swim, play video games, and be outside in nature (when it’s not too hot!).