About the Author

My Story:

This page tells a bit about myself and my life experiences that led to me writing Remembrance Day in Canada.  I wrote this book to be used as a teaching tool in elementary schools.  This is why I had it translated into French: Jour du Souvenir au Canada.

David Pallister grew up in Whitby, Ontario with his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. In a house full of laughter and fun, he began learning to play the  piano in Grade 3.

David James Pallister

In high school, he  completed his Grade 8 piano and theory  exams and began writing music. David performed in 2 high school plays. After completing high school he went on to attend the University of Western  Ontario. David majored in music education, intending become a high school instrumental music teacher. After completing a 4 year degree in music education and an additional year at a teacher education program, he went home to search for a teaching position.

High school teaching jobs, as it turned out, were not to be commonly found, especially because David was unwilling to move very far from his family. So, he chose to teach instrumental music to students in Grades 7 and 8 as well as doing core classes.

Throughout the years, he continued to compose music for piano and other instruments. He creates videos for his completed compositions that can be found on YouTube.

After teaching instrumental music for 10 years to students in grades 7 and 8, he switched to teaching primary students (grades 1 to 3) full time. Mr. Pallister spent many nights and weekends creating his own worksheets and activities to use in his classroom. He taught all subjects for primary students until retiring at the end of May in 2017.