Dr. Dave Yauk

Dr. Dave Y.

Fort Collins, CO
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Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Piano Lessons

Available Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am versed in all the major training methodologies from Suzuki to Alfred, but I craft my teaching to the goals and personalities of my students. I teach both my sight and by ear training--believing that they both work together.

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.

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


* 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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  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Bachelor in Management and Leadership from Colorado Christian University

Reviews (42)

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Traci H. Nov 8, 2019
Drum · Online

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.

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Karen Nov 8, 2019
Drum · Online

Dave is an incredible drum teacher. I am glad I chose Dave as my djembe teacher and highly recommend him!!!

Kathleen Nov 7, 2019
Singing · Online

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!

Mark Nov 7, 2019

Dave is a helpful instructor.

Wesley Oct 18, 2019

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

Azeem W. Oct 15, 2019
Piano · Online

Dave is a great professional teacher that knows to assess his students, knowledgeable in piano and guitar!

Gale L. Jun 21, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

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Gus L. Jun 14, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

He was great with our son. First lesson a d he loved it

Jim Mar 5, 2019
Piano · In studio

Dave was great. Easy to understand and showed me where I need to improve.

AJ B. Feb 2, 2019
Beatboxing · Online

Amazing with my son! Much more than I expected! My son can’t wsit for his next class!!

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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Aug 2014 - Present

Grand Canyon University

Jan 2014 - Present


Guitar Instructor
Jul 2012 - Present


Sep 2011 - Present

Music School


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

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