David Cohen is an award winning, multi-instrumentalist, composer of music for the classical & flamenco guitar, recording artist and educator. David's studies on the guitar have led him to California, Nevada, New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Along with the guitar, David has studied the Turkish Oud, Chinese Pipa with Master Sun Li and the highland bagpipes with the Pipes & Drums of the Jersey Shore of which he is a member of the marching band.
David's teaching studios are located in both Philadelphia and Ocean Grove New Jersey. In conjunction with The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties David started the Food Bank Benefit Concert that ran from 2003 until 2013 with all proceeds going directly to the food bank and in 2006 co-founded OGMAF-the Ocean Grove Music Arts Festival. In 2005 realizing the need to make the classical music events in Philadelphia more visible to the residents and guests to Philadelphia, David initiated the web site: PhiladelphiaClassicalMusic.com which served as an information source until November of 2013.
In addition to his work in music
Portions of the profits from the sale of david's CD, DAVID COHEN: GUITAR are donated to the Friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center a charitable organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Fox Chase patients.
David has received recognition from:
The Montgomery County Ticket, Asbury Park Press, Broad Street Review, The Ocean Grove Record, Puerto Rican Panorama WPVI TV Philadelphia, G-Rock 106.3 and The Breeze Radio 107.1 Monmouth County, NJ and Crossover w/ Jill Pasternak WRTI 90.1 Philadelphia and has also written for Philadelphia Music Makers Magazine. David is aslo the first classical musician nominated and winner in the 2013 JAM Awards (Jersey Acoustic Musician) for guitar instrumentalist.