David Hopper is a bassist/multi-instrumentalist/visual artist. Born in Buffalo, NY, David has been has been performing for 20 years and teaching for almost 10 years. He has performed with many touring and local acts across the US, and can be seen performing occasionally with several Bay Area bands (Afrolicious, Bongo Sidebe, Thobekele). “I draw from a very deep well of knowledge that comes from a lifetime of creating art and music, appreciation of nature, teaching, and time spent learning from both universities and spiritual communities.” His background in psychology also includes education in music therapy, art education, music, special education, and child development/education. His background in the communities in which he has lived has provided him with opportunities to learn art and music from all over the globe, help others in need, understand music and art in a deeper way, and grow from the wisdom that goes far beyond the classroom.