Dave Yauk

Dave Y.

Fort Collins, CO
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Dave has been a music teacher for 17+ years. He currently teaches for the web's largest platform for online guitar, hosting some of the world's most famous players, and educator's from institutions like Berkeley, Musician's Institute, and Full Sail.
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Dave delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1998

I own a local music/art/production institution which hosts lessons for many instruments and artistic pursuits. Personally, I've been teaching for over 17 years, and I teach beginner to advanced students in instruments like guitar, bass, piano/keys, voice, and drums, and depending on your needs, our studio offers a variety of professional teachers that teach all woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments.

I also am an online teacher for a the world's biggest web platform for guitar instruction, and teach lessons alongside those in Berklee alumni, Musician's Institute, as well with many very famous artists that are now in the music business.

Though I've had the fortune to work with some of the best in studios, as a songwriter, and player, and in education, both professional and informal, I love to teach entry level players up through the intermediate levels the most. I enjoy watching people discover things for the first time, and in my teaching I really do my best to craft my lessons to the needs of the students. My primary aim in teaching is that I would cultivate in my students a love for music and learning. With these two things in place, a student can go on to be and learn anything.

Join me and my studio. We'll have a great time, and we'll get you to your goals while we're enjoying the journey of music together!!

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Aug 2014 - Present
Grand Canyon University

Jan 2014 - Present
Garden City Productions and Publications

Visible Music College
Jan 2013 - Present
Professor and Song Writer

Guitar Instructor
Jul 2012 - Present

Sep 2011 - Present
Finale School of Music

Band Recruiter/Drummer/Trainer
Jun 2001 - Aug 2003
CTI International

I was a drummer for a band that went to 48 of the 50 states and toured in 5 overseas countries. In addition to my duties as a musician I trained and formed other bands by recruiting musicians and training them to play together. The two years I was there we deployed over 12 bands to 22+ countries.

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Doctorate in Worship Studies
Jan 2013 - Apr 2016
Institute of Worship Studies
Masters in Divinity
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Liberty University
Bachelor in Management and Leadership
Mar 2003 - Mar 2005
Colorado Christian University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Meet the Family!

Check out my Singer Songwriter Series with Jamplay.com. The original had over 10k views. I've reposted on my channel for Take Lessons,
Photo by Dave Y.

32 Reviews

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Hayden C. Nov 8, 2018
Drum · In studio

Dave is a natural. Dry easy to talk to and my son learned a lot in jus the first session.

Maureen Rolnick Sep 28, 2018
Vocal Training · In home

Dave is very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. He is a talented musician. Dave was upfront and honest regarding my singing ability and whether or not I will be able to benefit from lessons. I am going forward. Time will tell.

Cheri Jun 25, 2018
Beatboxing · Online

First lesson is never a good assessment of what may come. I am sticking with it for now!

Mike Jan 12, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Great teacher who knows a lot...and is patient with a slow learner like me!

Holly Dec 19, 2017
Percussion · Online

Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️

Michael K. Dec 14, 2017
Singing · In home

David, in just a few short weeks has been able to unlock potential I'm not sure I knew or believed I had. He is a professional, extremely knowledgeable and personable as well. I am excited more and more after each lesson for what the future holds.

Fred Apr 21, 2017
Piano · In studio

I have been around piano my whole life and Dave is honestly the best teacher for children I have ever seen. He doesn't get hung up on one book but assess the student and actually teaches and adjust the lesson to match their needs.

Cece Nov 11, 2016
Songwriting · In studio

Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!

Stamatis A. Oct 23, 2016

My nearly-8 year-old daughter has been taking music lessons at Finale for the last year and a half. Every week, she looks forward to her lesson, and she always comes out of a lesson with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

Helena Oct 11, 2016
Conga Drums · In studio


Christian Oct 4, 2016
Drum · In studio

Dave yauk is very patient, kind, and encouraging towards students. he is a great teacher and a great role model to students. If you are in need of musical lessons Dave Yauk is the person to got to.

Johnnie Oct 4, 2016
Guitar · Online

it has been a pleasure working with Dave. He is knowledgeable and very patient. I am a beginner but has learned a lot in a short amount of time. I highly recommend Dave for your Musical needs,

Kelly Oct 4, 2016
Drum · Online

Dave had been a great instructor and done a fantastic job of balancing instruction and making the lessons fun for my child. He is a patient, gifted teacher and makes music understandable and enjoyable for kids to learn.

Lily Oct 4, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dave is a great person to work with. He is not only a very good teacher, but also very professional. My son enjoys his lesson a lot, and I will highly recommend him to anyone who plan to take guitar lesson.

Grayson B. Jun 15, 2016
Drum · Online

A very fun session for my 9 year old learning basic drumming. He's over the moon excited! We are pleased to have found such an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.

Aidan B. Jun 15, 2016
Piano · Online

Our first session with Dave today! Dave is very patient with my boys. He took his time teaching and instructing. We walked away from the first half hour with lots of information. They are excited about learning again and have already spent time practicing.

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Elizabeth Mar 15, 2016
Cello · Online

Learned a lot

McKenzie G. Mar 1, 2016
Singing · In studio

He seems to really get it! He understands how to explain it, he grasps music on such a different level than any other teachers we've used. So far we are extremely impressed.

Ally K. Feb 9, 2016
Piano · In studio

It was only the first lesson, and I feel like I've already had lesson's before. The lesson was great!

Josh Nov 24, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dave really knows his stuff and can play well on any instrument. I haven't taken lessons from him personally, but I have played music with him. He would make a great teacher.

Ronelda Kraft Nov 5, 2015
Piano · In studio

He is a very talented and knowledgeable teacher who knows a lot about a lot of different instruments. He is a good leader and is good with people. He is dependable, well informed, disciplined, and just plain gifted in music.
I so enjoyed being under his tutorship.

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Cindi Oct 20, 2015
Piano · In studio

Dave was very patient with our daughter. She was able to understand and relate to him very easily.

Tammy Oct 12, 2015
Djembe · In studio

Dave is patient and makes learning to play drums fun! He sets expectations that are both challenging and attainable for my 8 year old. I highly recommend him.

Stephen Oct 12, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Great guy and I would recommend him to anyone! He also is teaching my daughter piano and he is great with her also!

Nikki Oct 12, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio

Great teachers with easy to understand lessons.

Rayna Oct 12, 2015
Drum · In studio

Dave is very likable and a great teacher. My son loves learning the drums and really enjoys his lessons.

Tiffany Oct 12, 2015
Drum · In studio

Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction.

Terri Oct 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Great instructor. My son enjoys Dave very much.

Craig Oct 12, 2015
Piano · In studio

I am learning the correct way. The instructor wants you to to succeed.

Melba Oct 12, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dave is a good instructor. He is also easy to work with. My son enjoys his lessons.

Brace Knox Oct 12, 2015
Piano · In home

Dave is a great role model.

Amy Oct 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

My son has been instructed by Dave for the past several years, and we have been nothing but impressed with the teaching that he has received. Dave does a wonderful job instructing, encouraging, and challenging him to always do his best. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering lessons.

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