David Pretlow

Violin, Viola, Bass, Guitar Teacher

David Pretlow

SAA Member


699 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #316
Atlanta GA 30308

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I grew up in Birmingham, AL, Boston, MA, and Cleveland, OH, and was classically trained on violin in all three cities by members of their respective orchestras. I began studying theory in 7th grade at The Alabama School of Fine Arts. I continued theory lessons while in Boston at the New England Conservatory of Music. I attended Summer music programs at Apple Hill (New Hampshire) and Sewanee (Tennessee) and have extensive experience in orchestra, quartet, and chamber group environments.

I spent my high school years in Cleveland, OH where I studied privately with Bert Siegel of the Cleveland Orchestra and performed as Concertmaster in the Shaker Heights High School Orchestra.

Upon graduating Emory university in 1992 I played professionally 5-7 days and nights/week in Destin, FL as a bassist, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist. I performed as bassist, violinist, and backing vocalist with “Salty Dog” for nearly a decade. I am the co-founder of the Destin, FL based band “Beach Mice.” We perform for several weddings, corporate events, and benefits every year. Beach Mice is also popular on the festival circuit on the Emerald Coast.

I relocated to Atlanta in November of 2013, and currently perform weddings, and at various restaurants and events in the Atlanta area. I teach from my residence and at the Boutique Guitar Exchange (404-733-0445) located near the intersection of N. Highland and Ponce De Leon Ave.

I have taught individuals and group lessons on violin, viola, bass, and guitar since 1997 and for several consecutive years at Playground Music in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

I have several videos available on YouTube and my website (fretlow.com).

I look forward to meeting you and helping you fulfill your musical goals and ambitions.

Happy Playing—Cheers!