Blueskool Artist: David Berntson

David Berntson

BlueSKool Saturday, July 2

4:00-5:00 David Berntson

What would the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival be without blues educator and harmonica player David Berntson? Originally from Galesburg IL, this Tulsa OK Blues Club founder, prevention educator and drug/alcohol counselor continually shares his enthusiasm and passion for the blues with young people and adults. David presents Blues in the Schools at a number of schools, including alternative schools for at-risk students. In 2006, David was honored by the Blues Foundation of Memphis with the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Education. His passion and love for kids is unstoppable, and he leaves kids of all ages something more than what they came with. David is an endorsee for Hohner harmonicas and has taught harmonica classes through adult continuing education at Tulsa Community College for over 15 years. He also teaches children’s harmonica classes for the Tulsa parks and Recreation Department. David’s BlueSKool session features free harmonicas and lessons for all the kids!