Davis Dorrough holds a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association. He has formerly taught at the University of Oklahoma as a graduate assistant and Oklahoma Baptist University as an instructor of preparatory students.
As a performer, Davis Dorrough has performed in solo and collaborative recitals both locally and abroad. In 2012 he performed at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstaedt, Austria where he had the opportunity to perform at the Esterhazy Palace. In July 2016, Mr. Dorrough performed at the Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany. He has studied the Taubman approach to piano technique at the Golandsky Summer Institute held at Princeton University.
Mr. Dorrough has served many area competitions and festivals as an adjudicator, including Junior Competition, Sonatina Festival, State Keyboard Festival, COMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival, OMTA District and State Achievement Auditions, and the Oklahoma State Superintendent Arts Excellent Awards.
He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops across the nation and has spoken at the Music Teachers National Association Conference, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, MusicEd Connect Conference, and the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Conference. His recent webinar for MTNA attracted over 500 live viewers.
Mr. Dorrough is the immediate past president of the Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association. He currently serves as Vice President for Auditions and Competitions for the state of Oklahoma and is on the certification board of the Music Teachers National Association.
He has been a recipient of several national awards and grants, including the MTNA MarySue Harris Studio Teaching Fellowship, Piano Technicians Guild Foundation Scholarship, and the National Piano Foundation Scholarship.
In his spare time, Davis enjoys co-writing a blog with Angela Marshall and Olivia Ellis at www.creativepianoteacher.com. His books, Piano Scales: Five-finger Scales, Chords, and Arpeggios and The Music Student's Practice Journal: Tracking Your Artistry for Success are available at www.Amazon.com.
"Mr. Davis Dorrough is an excellent teacher, mentor, and musician. He knows just how to share with our child so she "gets it” at each lesson. Our daughter leaves the lesson smiling and excited about something new or an improved skill. He’s taken her to a new level of piano playing in terms of technique and musicianship. He is simply wonderful!"
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music
Music Teachers National Association
American College of Musicians
Oklahoma Music Teachers Association
Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association