Dave has been playing guitar now for over twenty years now and teaching for more than seven. Initially focusing on hard rock and metal guitar Dave expanded into studying everything from bluegrass to jazz guitar. He has spent years playing live with everything from jam bands to pop bands to metal bands and alternative bands and currently plays lead guitar for New Jersey metal-core band I, The Tyrant. He has also helped to compose music for video games and advertisements. Awarded a full scholarship to attend Berklee's summer sessions for guitar while in high school Dave has always had a strong theory background and can help even the most novice player to easily understand how to translate the music that they hear in their head to the fretboard. Dave welcomes beginner to advanced students.