Dr. Dave Yauk
Fort Collins, CO
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Dr. Dave Yauk

Dr. Dave Y.

Fort Collins, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for 17+ years. During that time I've learn many instruments as well as the voice. My expertise in a wide variety of instruments and musical practices give me the ability to shape the voice for any style with great versatility.

About Dr. Dave Y.

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 BELOW. A LINK TO EACH COURSE IS AT THE END OF EACH VIDEO BELOW.

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.

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Max H.
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Dr. Dave is a rockstar. My son is hooked after one session! Can't wait for our next one!

Posted Apr 2, 2020
David S.
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Dave is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient an encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Traci H.
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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.

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Karen
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Dave is an incredible drum teacher. I am glad I chose Dave as my djembe teacher and highly recommend him!!!

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Kathleen
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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!

Posted Nov 7, 2019
Mark

Dave is a helpful instructor.

Posted Nov 7, 2019
Wesley

My son was very happy with the lesson and the tips that Dave provided. Looking forward to future lessons.

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Azeem W.
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Dave is a great professional teacher that knows to assess his students, knowledgeable in piano and guitar!

Posted Oct 15, 2019
Gale L.
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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!

Posted Jun 21, 2019
Gus L.
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He was great with our son. First lesson a d he loved it

Posted Jun 14, 2019
Jim
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Dave was great. Easy to understand and showed me where I need to improve.

Posted Mar 5, 2019
AJ B.
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Amazing with my son! Much more than I expected! My son can’t wsit for his next class!!

Posted Feb 2, 2019
Hayden C.
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Dave is a natural. Dry easy to talk to and my son learned a lot in jus the first session.

Posted Nov 8, 2018
Maureen Rolnick
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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.

Posted Sep 28, 2018
Cheri
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First lesson is never a good assessment of what may come. I am sticking with it for now!

Posted Jun 25, 2018
Mike
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Great teacher who knows a lot...and is patient with a slow learner like me!

Posted Jan 12, 2018
Holly
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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.☺️

Posted Dec 19, 2017
Michael K.
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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.

Posted Dec 14, 2017
Fred
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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.

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Cece
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Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Stamatis A.

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.

Posted Oct 23, 2016
Helena
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Best!

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Christian
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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.

Posted Oct 4, 2016
Johnnie
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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,

Posted Oct 4, 2016
Kelly
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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.

Posted Oct 4, 2016
Lily
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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.

Posted Oct 4, 2016
Grayson B.
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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.

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Aidan B.
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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.

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Elizabeth
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Patient
Learned a lot

Posted Mar 15, 2016
McKenzie G.
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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.

Posted Mar 1, 2016
Ally K.
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It was only the first lesson, and I feel like I've already had lesson's before. The lesson was great!

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Josh
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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.

Posted Nov 24, 2015
Ronelda Kraft
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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.

Posted Nov 5, 2015
Cindi
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Dave was very patient with our daughter. She was able to understand and relate to him very easily.

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Tammy
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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.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Stephen
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Great guy and I would recommend him to anyone! He also is teaching my daughter piano and he is great with her also!

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Nikki
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Great teachers with easy to understand lessons.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Rayna
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Dave is very likable and a great teacher. My son loves learning the drums and really enjoys his lessons.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Tiffany
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Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Terri
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Great instructor. My son enjoys Dave very much.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Craig
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I am learning the correct way. The instructor wants you to to succeed.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Melba
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Dave is a good instructor. He is also easy to work with. My son enjoys his lessons.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Brace Knox
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Dave is a great role model.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Amy
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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.

Posted Oct 11, 2015

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Experience

Professor
Aug 2014 - Present

Grand Canyon University

Owner
Jan 2014 - Present

Publications

Guitar Instructor
Jul 2012 - Present

Jamplay

Owner
Sep 2011 - Present

Music School

Education

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

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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