Photo by: Doug Cupid

Photo by: Doug Cupid

David Taylor Gomes

David Taylor Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Ranked, A New Musical and Boxed Up: The Musical. In addition to teaching music privately, David is also a musical theatre instructor with Sacramento Theatre Company’s School of the Arts, and the musical director for Granite Bay High School’s theatre arts program.

David began his musical training at age 4 studying classical piano, and throughout his childhood he studied music composition and debuted his first original piece at age 12 with the Markham Middle School Concert Band. As an adult David has primarily worked with musical theatre companies as a musical director, singer, and pianist. Affiliations include Sacramento Theatre Company (STC), Capital Stage, Green Valley Theatre (GVTC), Rocklin Community Theatre, Flying Monkey Productions, California Stage, and Missouri Street Theatre. David’s original compositions have been performed at STC, GVTC, and Bottle Rock Napa, where he performed with the alternative rock band Autumn Sky. David was also a top-200 finalist on American Idol, season 11. David is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)

I treat everyone who walks into my studio as a professional artist, whether they are coming through town on tour or a 4 year old just learning to read music. I believe that students are a reflection of their teachers and mentors, so I strive to be as driven, professional, and encouraging as I can to set a positive example for my students and help them reach their personal and professional goals as a performing artist.
— David Taylor Gomes


David teaches piano and voice with a strong emphasis on performance. His piano method builds a strong foundation in music theory and piano technique, so that the focus can then be turned to artistry and performance. As a voice coach David’s main goals are to help every student understand their vocal anatomy, resonance, vowel shape, clear pronunciation, and song interpretation. He specializes in jazz, pop, rock, and musical theatre style singing. His students have gone on to major in musical theatre and music, performing in college theatrical productions, Music Circus Sacramento, Sacramento Theatre Company MainStage shows, and National Tours.