In addition to studying trombone at the Royal Northern College of Music, David also studied conducting with renown conductors Sir Mark Elder, Clark Rundell and Philippe Bach. He gained invaluable experience conducting a wide variety of ensembles, including the RNCM Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, as well as small chamber and brass ensembles. Coupled with his love of big band music and conducting, David went on to form his own professional big band in 2004: The Dave Pearce Orchestra.
In September 2019 David formed the Louth Wind Orchestra where he is the current musical director. The orchestra is open to anyone who plays a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument and weekly rehearsals are held in Louth. The orchestra play various concerts through-out the year, with a varied repertoire from musicals, pop, swing, jazz and even rock!
As well as the regular ensembles he conducts, David is often called upon to guest conduct for both amateur and professional groups. He is also the regular coach and director of the Slidekicks Trombone Quartet based in Lincolnshire.