David Youings | Mae Collard School of Music

David Youings

Portrait of teacher David Youings

Voice Tutor, Piano Tutor and Percussion Tutor

David is a music director, pianist, conductor, composer, arranger/orchestrator and vocal coach, and is thrilled to be a part of the Mae Collard School of Music team.

David was recently Musical Director for Top Gun! The Musical (Salty Theatre/Chapel off Chapel) and The World Premiere of Hashed Out: A Kansley and Lidert Song Cycle, and other past creative credits include Music Director for La Vie Broheme (MC Showroom), Altar Boyz (PEP Productions), People Suck (Salty Theatre/Butterfly Club), High School Musical (Fab Nobs Theatre), and Bookends (SLAMS MTC), as well Assistant/Associate Musical Director for Les Misérables (Associate Conductor), Violet and Witches of Eastwick. Highlights as a pit musician/keyboardist include Bring it On (Melbourne Professional Season), Les Misérables, Wicked, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, In the Heights, Little Miss Sunshine, and Legally Blonde.

He is a pianist with countless experience accompanying auditions, rehearsals, concerts, exams, and cabaret. 
2019 saw David take on responsibilities in assisting the music team of Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures) ahead of their Australian Tour, and continues to serve the production as Keyboard Tech.

He composed an original score and lyrics for Fab Nob’s Summer Pantomime Little Red Riding Hood, and has contributed orchestrations/arrangements for Amazing Grace (Manilla Street Productions, Music Directed by Luke Hunter), You Will Be Found (Tiny Moose Productions) and Starbound (Launchpad).

David has also long been a part of Melbourne’s musical theatre scene as a performer, with performance highlights including Jack (Into the Woods), Archie (13), Rod (Avenue Q) and Mal Beineke (The Addams Family), and has been a recipient of Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Commendation as well as several Lyrebird Award nominations.

After early music training with the National Boys Choir of Australia, he has studied voice (Helen Jackson), Piano (Adrian Portell, Siegfried Franke) and Percussion (Justin Olson, Dave Davis). He has completed ANZCA Modern Singing Exams with First Class Honours, as well as many AMEB Piano exams. 

He is an enthusiastic piano and singing teacher and is looking forward to passing on his immense passion and knowledge of music to his students.