Dave Yates is one of the finest teachers...

of stringed instruments that you will ever be able to find. He has great knowledge on a variety of instruments and has decades of experience in live performing, the recording studio, and teaching others how to play. I highly recommend him as a teacher and a person. He has the know how, but most importantly, he has the love of music and helping others learn.
Adam Steffey

It's No Exaggeration to say ...

David Yates is a legend in country and acoustic music circles in these parts. He’s been playing guitar for 50 years and is equally adept at electric and acoustic styles, as well as fiddle and mandolin.
Tim Stafford