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, we'll have a great time, and we'll get you to your goals while we're enjoying the journey of music together!!
Teaches students 1 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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, Advanced
I have been a music teacher for 17+ years and an instructor for an online platform for guitar instruction--which collaborates with Full Sail, Berkeley, and Musician's Institute, as well as artists such as the famous Brent Mason, Joe Satriani band members, Bumblefoot (Rolling Stones) and others.
Grand Canyon University
Professor and Song Writer
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.
Institute of Worship Studies
Colorado Christian University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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