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Pleased to meet you I'm Dave Spicer

Musician | Pianist | Vocalist | Educator | Geek

On a mission to passionately share the joy of music and music making with the world.


MUSICIAN Music is my life

Dave Spicer is very active within the music scene in Australia and shares an equal love of performing, educating and business.

As a Singer, Pianist, and Songwriter, Dave has spent the last 25+ years supporting and collaborating with some of Australia’s biggest talents. He has numerous recordings, television, radio and festival appearances to his credit all over the world.

Pianist My Piano Career

In addition to commissioned works, my compositions and arrangements continue to be presented and recorded by various ensembles. In my professional career as a pianist, accompanist, and singer, I have worked with an ‘A’ List of performers including:

Frank Bennet

Tom Burlinson

Kate Miller Heidke


Anita Wardell

Darren Percival

Fiona O’Loughlin

James Morrison

Kristin Berardi

Monica Trapaga

Megan Washington

Vince Jones

Katie Noonan

Michelle Nicole

Nicki Parrott

Dami Im

Adam Lopez

Sam Anning

Lisa Lockland-Bell

Hugh Sheridan

Alana Stone

Tyrone Noonan

William Barton

Maya Sykes

Michelle Nicole

Noni Hazelhurst

Kate Cebrano

David Campbell

Franky Smart

Tom Thumb

The Drifters... to name a few


ZOOM WORKSHOP How to accompany yourself (or your students) on piano

Over 4 weeks I will teach you how to pick up a lead sheet and confidently play chords in a variety of styles without stopping! You’ll walk away understanding chords and grooves and be able to easily accompany yourself or your students.

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Vocalist My Singing Career

In addition to being a fully qualified Vocal technician/pedagogue teaching at the Brisbane Conservatorium, I have also I have performed as a vocalist at many festivals including the following:

Adelaide Fringe Festival

Auckland Jazz Festival

Blues and Roots

Woodford Folk Festival

Brisbane Festival

Anywhere Is Festival

Perth Festival... just to name a new more.


ZOOM WORKSHOP How to improvise for vocalists

In this workshop series, I give you great exercises to improve all the areas that make a great solo which will improve your phrasing, outlining the changes, finding tasty notes, developing motifs, finding interesting rhythms and more. By the end, you will be a confident improviser with a working plan to take away so you keep improving!

MY TEAHCING EXPERIENCE Educating for 20+ years

Over the years I have taught at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, University of Southern Queensland, The Jazz Music Institute alongside many other engagements.

Here are a few of my past Notable Students:

Dami Im - ARIA award winning vocalist, Eurovision - First Place

Tim Maddren - Multi-instrumentalist and member of Australians Children’s Musical Group “Hi-5”

Nick Hollamby - Head of Musical Theatre at Institute of the Arts, Barcelona Spain.

Elly Hoyt - Award winning artist and lecturer in voice and songwriting at BIMM Institute, London

Dr James Whiting - Award winning artist and lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Virna Sanzone - Lecturer in Jazz Voice, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Nick Quigley - CEO at Jazz Music Institute Pty Ltd

Laine Loxlea-Danann - Director of Curriculum and Operations, Harvest Rain Theatre Company

Photo by Carlos Muza

GEEKY STUFF And now, for my secret double life...

I have a secret double life as a Full Stack Developer. I am a specialist who focuses on turning websites into lead-generating tool. If you've been searching for an award-winning web developer to join your team, then I'm excited to chat with you.


Launching December 2022 Dave Spicer Band:
Just Getting Started

After years of avoiding social media and working on other artists’ music, I am now letting the world in and turning my creative juices towards my own musical projects (arrangements and originals).

I'm currently working on an album and committed to release it to the world in December 2022.

Watch this space!


MUSIC & FAMILY LIFE Behind the scenes

I live on acreage outside of Brisbane with my wonderful wife and four beautiful kids. As a Dad I'm constantly running around doing 'Dad' things, like sitting patiently while my girls are doing Dance lessons, or cheering for my son on the soccer sideline. As a musician, I am always looking for opportunities to play and share my music. Sometimes it's all perfectly in balance and I feel like I've got it all together... and other times... {erm, coughs}. 

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