Dave Uhrich

Music Instructor

Dave Uhrich was born in Chicago and began playing Guitar at 11 years of age. After receiving his degree from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Dave moved on to become a member of its faculty, as well as a faculty member of many other Illinois colleges such as, Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College and Chicago State University.

In addition to spending many years as a teacher in the college world, Dave regularly gives instructional clinics in all 50 states, as well as internationally in places like Germany, England and Austria. He has also been a guest seminar instructor at the Berklee College of music in Boston, MA., G.I.T., the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California. Dave has also won the ‘Chicago’s Hottest Guitarist’ competition an amazing 5 times! He 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.

Classic Rock Magazine (April 2007) placed Dave in the list of ‘100 Wildest Guitar Heroes’ at 31.

An accomplished writer, composer and performer, Dave has done motion picture and television work as well as commercial studio work for McDonald’s, Nintendo, BASF, Coors, Kelloggs, Mazda and Pontiac. Additionally, Dave has had compositions performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is a long time product endorser and served as a product specialist for Ibanez Guitars. He also is an endorser for Laney Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan and Rocktron and has extensively toured and performed all over the world.

“Joe Satriani and Steve Morse have got nothing on this guy” – Buzz Morison – ‘Guitar for the Practicing Musician’

“Dave Uhrich – Four Stars – Legendary” – ‘Sound Check’ – Germany

“An accomplished and astonishingly versatile player” – Bill Milkowski – ‘Guitar World’

“Uhrich is an outstanding technician with first rate phrasing and vibrato” – ‘Guitar Player Magazine’

“31 – Dave Uhrich – ‘100 Wildest Guitar Heroes” -Classic Rock Magazine (April 2007)

Dave has released 3 critically acclaimed solo CD’s and currently owns and operates a recording studio in the Chicago area, where he is active producing bands. What Dave has learned as a producer has been invaluable to the musical direction he has chosen now….“Production should be transparent. Technology should never mask the passion…. If it isn’t in your heart and soul then you can’t fix it in the mix.

Tutoring Subjects:

Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the American Conservatory of Music

Cities I Service:
In-home studio in Des Plaines

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