David Gereghty started playing music at the age of 8 when he
began drum lesson at a local elementary after-school program. He
soon realized that it was difficult to write songs on the drums so
he switched his focus to learning how to play the guitar. Inspired
by bands like The Beatles, U2, Radiohead and more, David has spent
most of his life playing music, writing songs and pursuing his
greatest passion - MUSIC.
Professionally, David has been in the music industry since 1995.
He has had extensive experience in instrumental and print music
retail sales, wholesale distribution, as well seven years as the
national sales manager for the Neil A. Kjos Music Company - a large
educational music publishing company in San Diego, CA. Prior to
pursuing a career in the music publishing industry, David studied
recording engineering and was the founder of Gereghty Records. He
plays guitar, bass, drums, and has led worship in a variety of
settings. David is currently the lead guitarist for a worship team
that plays at various churches and venues around San Diego.
Currently, David is the lead singer and guitarist for a U2 acoustic
cover band trio (Ucoustic) with RMC board member, Rich Geisler and
long-time RMC parent, Matt Chang.
In 2009, David and his wife Leslie founded Recreational Music
Center, a nonprofit community music school in San Diego. For the
first 7 years David was RMC's Director of Finance and Student
Relations. Along with running the day-to-day operations of the
school he also managed most aspects of the music school's marketing
(including website design and management, social media, blogs and
more) as well as overseeing all student's and teacher's lesson
schedules. Here at RMC David and Leslie have committed themselves
to their mission that everyone deserves to have access to
innovative, relevant and the highest quality of music instruction
regardless of financial, physical or even mental barriers and
through RMC and its amazing teachers they are accomplishing this
mission one student at a time.
In 2017, David was promoted to Executive Director. Under his
leadership RMC will continue to be a safe and inspiring place
for students of all backgrounds, musical levels and interests with
the support of RMC's incredible instructors who daily impart their
joy of music through their passion and expertise of music
instruction. David is very excited to lead this organization taking
all that Leslie (wife and former Executive Director) put in place
and continuing to pursue excellence and a lifetime of musical
enjoyment for all.