Dave Bacon is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Northern Michigan University, holding master's and bachelor's degrees in Music Education. As an educator he has broad experience at all levels of band and jazz education from elementary grades through college level. Dave currently teaches Trumpet at Grand Canyon University; Humanities, Music Theory, Aural Perception and Jazz Band at Mesa Community College; and Music Education at Ottawa University. A trumpet player, he has performed for numerous shows (Temptations, Ray Charles, Broadway) and worked in a variety of jazz venues in Phoenix, Denver and Minneapolis. He also has a private trumpet studio teaching beginners through adults.