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Dave Erato



Dave Erato graduated from UW-Milwaukee in May 2005 with a B.F.A. in Multiple Woodwind Performance. There he studied saxophone with Curt Hanrahan, clarinet with Bill Helmers and bassoon with Beth Giacobassi.


Currently he has a studio of about 30 students around the greater Milwaukee area. Dave teaches woodwinds at Lincoln Music in Milwaukee, the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music at Hartland Music (thanks to Gary!), and at Homestead High School in Mequon. He has also worked with young bands in the Kenosha School District and has worked with the award-winning Oak Creek HS Marching Band.


As a woodwind doubler, Dave has played for a variety of local theater groups in the area. Highlights of his musical career include performing with Alex Chilton and the Boxtops and the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. At the age of 18, Dave auditioned for and was accepted to be one of the youngest cast members in Blast II: Shockwave at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There he worked with the Emmy and Tony award-winning creative team of the broadway hit Blast!. Local groups he has worked with in the past include Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, Isla Adentro, and King Comets. He currently plays with local bands Wall of Sound and Gary Christensen's All-Star SUPERband.





SUPERband Sax 




Alto Sax



Dave Erato