About Me

Learning To Play The Guitar With Dave Krater.

About Me.

I have been giving guitar lessons for over 20 years and have taught hundreds of students the joy of learning to play the guitar. I have over 25 years of live performance experience. I have performed over 2,500 gigs across the USA.


I have a music degree from  Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA. I was also a former instructor at the school.

TV Appearances

I have appeared and given guitar lessons on the television shows:  WGN’s Channel 9 news program “Around Town”WGN Channel 9 Mid-day news with Steve Sanders, CBS Channel 2 program “Technogadgets” and ABC 7’s news program “The Best of Chicago Shopping”.


I have competed in Guitar Center’s King Of The Blues Contest, Guitar World Magazine Shred The Web Contest, and Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Unknown Guitarist Contest.

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.

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”.