David Jones was born on the Wirral. He graduated from the University of Wales, Bangor, with a First Class Honours Degree in Music, specialising in performance and studying piano with Jana Frenklova. He then graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment, which he studied with John Wilson, and the degree of Master of Music in Performance, for which he also submitted a study of the songs of Albert Roussel.
After a year as Junior Fellow in Repetiteur Studies in the RNCM Opera Department, David lectured for three years at University College, Salford. He joined the staff of the School of Keyboard Studies at the RNCM as a Staff Pianist in 1996 and was appointed Accompaniment Co-ordinator in 2001. He also holds the post of Deputy Director and Accompanist for Junior RNCM.
David combines a busy performing career in both vocal and instrumental duo work with choral activity: he is pianist for the Hallé Choir, and founder and Musical Director of Altèri, the Manchester-based chamber choir. He also held the post of pianist for Huddersfield Choral Society between 1993 and 2001. For many years he has been a tutor on the summer course Art of Song.