As a teenager, Dave Celentano studied guitar with Marty Friedman (former Megadeth lead guitarist). Soon after, Dave attended G.I.T. (Musicians Institute) in Hollywood, California. During his tenure there, Dave began writing material for what would become his first book 'The Magic Touch', which was published when he was at the age of twenty two. Since then he's written and transcribed more than thirty educational guitar books, videos, DVDs, and CDs for Centerstream Publications, Hal Leonard Corporation, and Star Licks Instructional Videos. In addition, Dave has been featured in Guitar Player magazine's 'Spotlight' column in the May, 1991 issue, and was a one time writer/transcriber for Guitar School magazine. Currently, Dave's teaching private and group lessons in the Los Angeles area and writing new material for future books and CDs.