Dave began playing guitar at 11 years of age. After receiving his degree from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, he became a member of its faculty, as well as, a faculty member of several other colleges in the area.
In addition to spending many years as a teacher in the college world, Dave regularly gives instructional clinics nationwide, as well as, internationally. Dave has won the "Chicago’s Hottest Guitarist" competition an amazing 5 times, has been awarded a ‘Radio Top Ten’ Award and was nominated for an "American Jazz Masters Fellowship" awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. In its April 2007 issue, Classic Rock Magazine placed Dave at #31 in its list of "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes."
Dave has released 3 critically acclaimed solo CD’s, has done motion picture, television and commercial studio work for many big name brands (McDonald’s, Nintendo, Coors) and has had compositions performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is a product endorser and product specialist for Ibanez guitars and is an endorser for Laney Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan and Rocktron and has toured extensively all over the world.