Dave Firestine

Dave has been teaching mandolin both privately and in group settings at festivals, dance weekends, and music camps for innumerable years. His teaching emphasizes the importance of consistent pick direction to bring out the inherent rhythmic phrasing of tunes. He also works with chord progressions, developing variations, and incorporating rhythmic backing into the tunes. In addition to playing mandolin, Dave plays bouzouki, tenor banjo, guitar, and percussion.

Now retired from actual work, Dave previously paid the bills as a Senior Gyzmologist, building and installing lightning detection systems all over the world.