Guitar and Ukulele Lessons for all ages and abilities!

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Call 224-475-6929 or E-Mail Me for more Information.



For over twenty-five years I have been giving guitar lessons, to all ages, in some of the top music stores in IL. With this experience teaching guitar I have developed techniques and materials that, regardless of age, will get you started on the road to playing. I teach all styles of music and both Electric and Acoustic Guitar.

From rock to country, jazz to classical I can teach them all. All guitar lessons are structured to your playing ability and musical taste.

My student Ashley performing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.

“Dave is a terrific teacher and guitarist. His students are always well prepared and great players. If you are looking for a guitar teacher you won’t find a better one.” – Michael Angelo Batio – Voted # 1 Shredder of all Time and Guitar World Magazine Columnist.

Former student Alex Glantz (on the right)

“Dave is great. He knows every Beatles song and helped me learn how to play “Blackbird” the correct way. Dave is the best!” Kyle Orton – Former Chicago Bears Quarterback.

My guitar teaching studio is equipped with amps, a computer, internet access, printer, scanner, software for writing guitar music and even special software that allows me to slow down a song up to half speed, a great learning tool that can really accelerate your learning. All you need is your guitar. 

I provide all the lesson materials including MP3’s of backing tracks and songs you will be working on.

Former students include: former Chicago Bear Kyle Orton and Dave Duerson, former Chicago Bull Bill Cartwright, Actor / Director Harold Ramis, Director John Hughes, HeyDaze guitarist Alexander Glantz, Writer / Producer / Session Guitarist Alex Flagstad, Singer/Songwriter Joey Plisken and hundreds of others.

Former guitarist for the rock band Inner Sanctum. We were voted one of best unsigned bands by Musician’s Magazine in 1996. We released two full length CD’s , “The Changeling” and “Geisha Made”.

Lessons are $30 per half hour. I bill 4 lessons at a time ($120) If you have to cancel your lesson I just roll that lesson to the following week. No need for makeup lesson.

I have opened or performed with artists such as: Michael Schenker, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin, Michael Angelo Batio, Filter, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Big Wreck, Dishwalla, Dig, Spacehog and Jackyl.

My Hours are:
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
Monday: 4pm – 9pm

E-Mail Me or call 224-475-6929 to schedule your lessons. I am always happy to answer any of your questions.

I am located at:
480 Rose Rd. Unit 110
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 224-475-6929