I've been teaching for over 25 years & I'm pumped to work with you.
BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, I've condensed all my beginner-intermediate level teachings into a variety of easy to follow video courses that will save you up to 90% on private lesson costs.
START WITH THESE COURSES @
W W W . G A R D E N C I T Y P R O J E C T . O R G
Beat Box | Beat Box Alphabet
Drumset | Using Your Wrist for Control Pt. 1
Drumset | Using Your Elbow for Power Pt. 2
Drumset | Using Your Fingers for Speed Pt. 3
Hand Drumming Pt. 1
Guitar | Strength and Stretch
Guitar | Chording Crunch
Guitar | 5 Fret Alphabet
Guitar | Chording Up the Neck
Guitar/Songwriting | Songwriter's Garage
Guitar/Songwriting | Fragments Becoming a Musical Archaeologist
Piano | Playing Piano By Ear Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Vocal | Finding Your Voice
Vocal | Playing Guitar and Singing at the Same Time
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IS STILL AVAILABLE IN TWO WAYS:
* Normal hourly rate private lessons
* You can purchase instructor credits with me to help you with troubled areas walking through the videos. It will save you money and time, and I hope it's of benefit to you.
Teaching since 1998
Teaches students 1 and up
Dave has been great with helping improving my son's drum techniques. He is patient, yet to the point and doesn't waste anyone's time with making sure the student understands the lesson. We are looking forward to many more lessons in the future.Show More
Dave is an incredible drum teacher. I am glad I chose Dave as my djembe teacher and highly recommend him!!!
Dave adjusted the lessons to be appropriate and engaging for my young learner, yet every session introduced a vital piece of theory or technique. We are very pleased with this class!
Dave is a helpful instructor.
My son was very happy with the lesson and the tips that Dave provided. Looking forward to future lessons.
Dave is a great professional teacher that knows to assess his students, knowledgeable in piano and guitar!
Dave is the absolute “best” teacher I have ever had! I’m an older (69) student and his techniques amaze me. I’m learning things I have never been exposed to and so wish I had had a teacher like Dave when I was 10...maybe I would be able to play! Thanks Dave!Show More
He was great with our son. First lesson a d he loved it
Dave was great. Easy to understand and showed me where I need to improve.
Amazing with my son! Much more than I expected! My son can’t wsit for his next class!!
Dave is a natural. Dry easy to talk to and my son learned a lot in jus the first session.
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.
First lesson is never a good assessment of what may come. I am sticking with it for now!
Great teacher who knows a lot...and is patient with a slow learner like me!
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.☺️
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.
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.
Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.Show More
Learned a lot
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.
It was only the first lesson, and I feel like I've already had lesson's before. The lesson was great!
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.
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.
Dave was very patient with our daughter. She was able to understand and relate to him very easily.
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.
Great guy and I would recommend him to anyone! He also is teaching my daughter piano and he is great with her also!
Great teachers with easy to understand lessons.
Dave is very likable and a great teacher. My son loves learning the drums and really enjoys his lessons.
Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction.
Great instructor. My son enjoys Dave very much.
I am learning the correct way. The instructor wants you to to succeed.
Dave is a good instructor. He is also easy to work with. My son enjoys his lessons.
Dave is a great role model.
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.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Dave has taught for 17+ years and his major in college was Percussion Performance. His extensive experience in the sounds of percussion, give him an edge in teaching different ways to emulate sounds.
Grand Canyon University
Institute of Worship Studies
Colorado Christian University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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