Dave, a Colorado native, has been an accomplished music composer/performer since 1990. He plays, composes, and teaches on guitar (his first love), bass guitar, and violin. He studied at the University of Colorado Denver and also with guitar virtuoso Dave Beegle. As an independent recording artist he has released 9 CDs of purely instrumental music. He records, produces, engineers, mixes, and masters all of his music in his Pro Tools recording studio. His musical experience includes touring with the nationally signed group Shaded Red and has shared the stage with such artists as Switch Foot, Newsboys, and DC Talk performing for over 10,000 people. As a member of BMI, he cowrote the song “Bonded” recorded by Michael Tait (formerly of DC Talk and currently with the Newsboys). Dave performs with some of Colorado’s top musicians who have performed with acts such as: Cirque Du Soleil, James Taylor, John Tesh, Wind Machine, Moby, and Donna Summer. Locally, Dave has performed a sold out Christmas concert at the PACE Center.
Dave first started teaching in 1995 and his approach is unique in that he encourages and teaches students how to tap into their own creativity to make music while ensuring they have a solid foundation to build on. Dave is great with younger and older students and creates a customized approach for each student.