Dave Howard has enjoyed years of singing and playing mandolin throughout the U.S. with The 23 String Band - winners of the Louisville Music Awards Bluegrass Artist of the Year - and with the Louisville-based Relic Bluegrass band. He has played and sung on numerous television, radio, and feature film programs. He recently apprenticed as a fiddler, supported by the Kentucky Arts Council. Dave directs the Louisville Folk School, a traditional music education community he founded in 2015, and sits on the board of Bluegrass Anonymous - Louisville's Bluegrass Music Association.
Dave's students say:
“Dave does a great job of teaching to the appropriate level. Thanks to Dave I now have the confidence to
participate in jams.”
“He is very approachable and easy to get along with. The Louisville Folk School is a great asset to our city!”
“A positive, encouraging environment that felt safe. I felt free to experiment and make mistakes.”
“The slower tempos allowed for layers of complexity to be added to my experience: sing while playing, paying WAY more attention to other pickers.”
“There are good teachers, and good players. Dave is rare in that he does both well. He understands the struggles new pickers face. Dave's friendly and genuine demeanor is welcoming and makes people feel at ease and ready to dive in.”