Even after discovering pop music David stayed in the school orchestra.
Pressured by his parents, David was forced to audition for the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) orchestra. Choi eventually stopped taking violin lessons in high school and commenced jazz piano lessons in ninth grade.
The unlikely musician thus became the concertmaster of his school orchestra.
He would play classical and jazz music, and never being exposed a pop song until sixth grade, when he heard Smash Mouth's "All Star".
Unbeknownst to him, his You Tube love song was posted on the homepage of You Tube. He soon received requests for new songs, a live performance, and an album.