The only reason for hiring anyone's services-be it personal trainer, plumber, auto mechanic or whatever-is because that person has a trusted reputation, is a specialist in his/her occupational field and can solve YOUR problem! Dan has earned the above credentials his experience of over 50 years of teaching in both the public and private sectors and having performed at the world-class level.
Music transcends cultural lines and is an especially important ability in a world that seemingly promotes the ideas of multiculturalism. The study of music is nothing more than the acquisition of an international set of language skills sounded by various voices (instruments). The philosophy of my teaching practice is that of having the student become proficient in this language regardless of the chosen "voice" of projection. This proficiency is promoted through each planned music lesson that will take the student on a learning voyage that begins with the basic phonics of the instrument and progresses toward a comprehensive study of the grammar that we call music theory.
Computers have become a strong force in the music industry. For this reason, it is strongly suggested that a basic study of the keyboard (piano), at a minimum, be a part of any serious music student's curriculum. As the student gains sufficient musical ability, lessons minimally include the basics of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). This will allow the development of many additional musical skills to include composition and arranging.
Instruction and the ability to promote perspiration through inspiration are my strong suits while the the guitar and music theory are my fortes performance wise. I am extremely proud to say that each of my flute students have progressed to be "first chair" in their respective school bands over the years.
If you or a family member is considering the study of a musical instrument, I'd love to speak with you. I invite you to view my instrument and other related pages that listed on the right. My studio location is in the Bear Creek Village homes community in Lakewood, Colorado 80228.
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