David Elitch (a.k.a. Dave Elitch) is an American musician best known for his work with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta. David Elitch moved from Sebastopol, California to Los Angeles and later joined hard rock band Daughters of Mara. In 2007 Daughters of Mara recorded their debut album "I Am Destroyer" with GGGarth Richardson on Virgin/Capitol Records. In Oct. 2009, Dave made his live debut with The Mars Volta in Oslo and completed the second leg of the Octahedron Tour, touring in Europe, Australia and South America. Dave Elitch has since worked with Miley Cyrus, M83, Justin Timberlake, Susanne Sundfør, Big Sir, Juliette Lewis, Crash Kings and Vicky Cryer as well as many others. Dave also conducts masterclass lectures and teaches privately in Los Angeles; one notable student is comedian Bill Burr.