Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Background Singer, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.


My musical interests are diverse and are not limited to the three genres listed in my profile. I play electric and acoustic instruments as noted below. Looking for an established working band. Contact me at david (insert symbol) fretmentor.

I have been involved in music all of his life, beginning as a concert band clarinet player at age 7 and turning my attention to stringed instruments at 9 years old, as a banjo, guitar and mandolin player.
I began performing as early as high school and later earned first place trophies in group talent competitions at college. Throughout the years, I have performed in Florida, Kansas, and Michigan with a variety of talented musicians.  In addition to on-stage performances, I have played in various venues from outdoor festivals to small nightclubs.

My diverse background includes rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, country and bluegrass styles.  In addition to performing, I teach individual and a variety of group classes in guitar, five-string banjo and mandolin. I am he author of five instructional books on CD for guitar, banjo and mandolin and a freelance writer for various music related publications. I also am the owner and founder of a music instructional and promotional website .fretmentor, including a Fretmentor You Tube Channel and Page and have a mobile music app for the iPhone and iPad (search Fretmentor for each).

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 04 2012
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


BB King, Keb Mo, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Earl Klugh, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ricky Skaggs, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Alan Munde, Jens Kruger and many more.


Electric Banjo, Acoustic Banjo, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, microphone, pickups and Fender Dual Chorus amplifier, various recording equipment.