Who's behind the name Davy Stark? A short description.

Born in 1984, Dave Arcari aka Davy Stark started his musical education at the age of 6. He took piano lessons for four years until he swapped the keys for drums at the age of 10.

After 11 years of training, he attended Agostini Drum School and graduated in 2011. Already during his training as a professional drummer, he taught regularly at his school (, which he still runs successfully today.

At that time Davy Stark also started working as a composer and delved into music production. Finally, he enrolled in Audio Engineering at the SAE Institute in Zurich, where he graduated in 2017. Since then, he has been fostering his „Sound Forge“ for compositions in film, television, and advertising alongside his music school.

Davy Stark also works as a freelancer at various recording studios.

Curriculum Vitae

09/2015 – 08/2017

Professional studies
Audio Engineer

SAE Institute, Zürich

09/2007 – 07/2011

Professional studies
Diploma Supérieur/DAE

Agostini Drum School, Olten

09/2005 – 07/2007
Preliminary Course

Agostini Drum School, Olten

08/1995 – 07/2003
Drum lessons
Musikschule, Seon

08/1990 – 07/1995
Piano lessons
Musikschule, Seon






10/2017 – 12/2017
Audio Engineer
Riesen Music, Zürich


09/2017 – present

Audio Engineer

Soundville Studios, Luzern



03/2016 – present
Audio Engineer

via Line Acoustics
Mascotte + Plaza, Zürich

03/2013 – present

Teaching drums
Self-employed, Baden