David Dolatowski

David D.

Prescott, AZ

Lesson Details



David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1981


My name is Dr. David D., a professional composer, engineer and educator. I have earned both a Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from Indiana University, as well as a Ph.D. from The Union Institute and University. I have over 25 years experience teaching music at the elementary and secondary levels, as well as college/university.


May 2014 - Present
Collins College

Teach upper divisional Music Composition/Song writing and Advanced Synthesis/MIDI Use current MIDI and DAW software – incorporate recording, mixing and production techniques

Adj. Professor
May 2004 - Present
Yavapai College

Teaching duties include web-based and classroom based Music Appreciation; Instructor in Applied Piano, Viola and Composition
Designed a new on-line course in World Music; Directed the Yavapai College Vocal Ensemble, including two public concerts per semester; taught four levels of piano lab;
Coordinate student recitals. Principal Violist, College Symphony; HQL committee member

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Jan 1999 - Present
Golden Hawk Music

Maintain digital music studio; compose original works and arrangements.
Composed, performed and recorded music scores for independent films; Design online courses for non-academic clients Maintain web site and internet presence; composed, recorded and produced CD

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Ph.D. Music Composition and Theory
Jul 1988 - Dec 1990
The Union Institute and University
Master of Music
Aug 1979 - Aug 1981
Indiana University School of Music
Bachelor of Music
May 1975 - May 1979
Indiana University School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Chandler Symphony Orchestra Arizona Composers Concert
Jan 2011
Chandler Symphony Orchestra
Festival of Music Orchestra competition
May 1994
Festival of Music Orchestra competition


Music Teachers National Association
Jan 1990

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 1988

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

From the film "This is going to be Awesome", by Homeless George Productions. Music by David Dolatowski
Dr. David Dolatowski

Music by David Dolatowski
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