Iceland, March 2017, near Golden Falls. David Coleman photo.
Iceland, March 2017, near Golden Falls. David Coleman photo.

E. Ronald Hale, MD, MPH

Radiation Oncologist at Miami Valley Hospital

After watching Dave teach trumpet, produce amazing photographs, arrange and compose music, perform, lecture, motivate, and inspire over the past 7 years, he continually delights and leap-frogs expectations. An utmost professional, Dave is also unbelievably creative. Yet, he masterfully tempers and hones his creativity with refreshing pragmatism. This unique combination of abilities sets him apart. Dave has figured out the "secret sauce" of getting the right brain to harmonize with the left brain. Can't say enough about him!

October 4, 2013, Dr. Hale is David's client


Stephanie Catanzaro

Music Professional/Photographer (

I am giving my highest recommendation on behalf of David Coleman. For four years, I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Coleman primarily in the music industry and also in the photography business. In that time, Mr. Coleman has demonstrated the highest level of personal character, skill, leadership, and decision making. Performing and teaching with David is truly one of the great pleasures of my musical career. David is able to easily bring music to life at a professional level. His level of musicianship is beyond compare. He has tirelessly dedicated his efforts to helping students of all ability and economic levels to experience and improve at music. His personality and compassion for life and music make it easy for him to connect with parents, teachers and students. 

I have also had the privilege to collaborate on a model portfolio with Mr. Coleman. As a photographer, David’s work speaks for itself. Whether he is taking portrait or landscape photography, his eye is exceptional. David has a wonderful warm demeanor, which makes him a delight to work with. Mr. Coleman has maintained the highest level of work ethic possible, this recommendation only begins to show the depth of his skills and attributes that I have observed. It is my privilege to know and recommend David Coleman.

August 14, 2013, Stephanie worked directly with David at Colemanarts


Francis Wyatt

Worship Pastor at Willow Creek Chicago

David Coleman is one of the most focused individuals I know. Not only as a musician, but also as an organizational facilitator. It's not very often you find a high-caliber artist who also have a great mind for business and management. He has been one of my sounding boards as I've entered into new and more challenging environments. Colleague, mentor, friend!

April 4, 2013, Francis worked directly with David at Colemanarts