Dave Mohr (guitar • bass • mandolin • ukulele • banjo) is a recording artist and guitarist with the group The Era, with his wife Nicole and her sister. Previously he played for Remedy Drive, which was nominated for “Best Rock Song of the Year.” These days he’s focusing on teaching and learning. He has a bachelor’s in music from Olivet Nazarene University, just south of Chicago where he’s from, and finds the students he works best with are ones who work hard. “As a teacher my goal is obviously to teach the technical aspects of music and how to play guitar, but that does no good if the student isn’t inspired towards music and the instrument,” he says. “I try to teach that inspiration (for every age in very different ways) by showing them why music, and the guitar is great, fun, emotional. But when a student comes in the door hungry for it, ready to learn, ready to work, we can share that inspiration, and they can really improve… and so can I.”
Q&A with Dave
What’s your favorite day of the week and why?
Monday, if the weather is good… if it isn’t… Tuesday. I like to be outside.
Place you spend most of your time:
In either the music room, or office of my house. Place you wish you spent most of your time: On anything two wheeled… or fishing.
A quote good enough to be Instagrammed:
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign.” – Albert Einstein.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Your coffee order:
Grande Americano, black