David Taylor
David Taylor has long been passionate about nurturing the musicians of tomorrow
— Forbes magazine


KEYNOTE SPEAKING | fireside chats | q&a

Not afraid to tell it like he sees it, David Taylor is an entertaining and thought provoking entrepreneur, who believes passionately that classical music and the arts should be on the front foot of innovation and is in desperate need of a revolution. He is passionate about enabling the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and doers. David will leave your audience entertained, motivated, and begging for more.


David delivers talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics in the world of classical music, arts entrepreneurship and music education. These are often tailored for specific events or the needs of individual clients. Workshops include the following topics:

Life after a music degree – now what?

Life after university can be a daunting place, with lots of routes to choose from and high competition for jobs. David takes a look at topics including self promotion, the art of networking, how to make a CV stand out from the crowd and developing private teaching.

The musical startup – becoming a musical entrepreneur 
David draws on his experience as a successful entrepreneur to reveal some of the best ways to start a new musical organisation, looking at maximising branding, avoiding the pitfalls, business advice and structure.
Studying music in Higher Education
David provides an overview of the different options open to music students (university or music conservatoire), information on the application procedure, tips on finding the right place and audition advice.

It was great to hear you speak at the conference. Love what you’re doing - a great inspiration to us students
— Student - Birmingham Conservatoire