David Godbold is from Waukegan, Illinois. Drawn to music at age 6, he would start piano. Graduating Carthage College in 2016 with a degree in Music Education focusing on composition and instrument ensembles. During his time he would attend the Oregon Bach Composers Symposium. David focuses on Kindergarten through Middle School musicians. His lesson plan for voice follows an order: Speak or Whisper, Speak in your upper adjustment, then sing. For instruments, the order is Airstream and Rhythm, Tone, and then Application of both. David understands that children rely on making artistic connections to show understanding. During his free time he develops a nonprofit called “Flowering Tree on the Back of the Great Turtle” providing gardening, tutoring and music classes to Waukegan students.