About Me

Learning To Play The Guitar With Dave Krater.

About Me.

I started learning to play the guitar in 1980 and have been hooked ever since.

I have been giving guitar lessons for over 20 years and have taught thousands of students the joy of learning to play the guitar.

I Learning To Play The Guitar With Dave Kraterhave over 25 years of live performance experience.

I have performed over 2,500 gigs across the USA.

My favorite guitarists are: Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Howe, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Morse.


I have a music degree from Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA.

I am a former instructor for Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA.

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.

My Music

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”.

Famous Former Students

I have taught thousands of guitar lessons over the last twenty years. I have given guitar lessons to actor and writer Harold Ramis, former Chicago Bulls player Bill Cartwright, former Chicago Bears Quarterback Kyle Orton and former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson.