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Dan S.

I want to give you the TOOLS to ACHIEVE whatever GOALS you want!

I want to give you the TOOLS to ACHIEVE whatever GOALS you want!

$60/hour

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Dan S. holds a diploma in Modern Guitar Performance from La Musique Academy International and a Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance Concentration Jazz Studies from Montclair State University. Dan Has been teaching since 2008 and brings both structure and a fully customizable approach to teaching, making sure each student gets exactly what they want and what and what they need to know to accomplish any musical dream. Dan has extensive experience working with children and teens as well as...

Dan S. holds a diploma in Modern Guitar Performance from La Musique Academy International and a Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance Concentration Jazz Studies from Montclair State University. Dan Has been teaching since 2008 and brings both structure and a fully customizable approach to teaching, making sure each student gets exactly what they want and what and what they need to know to accomplish any musical dream. Dan has extensive experience working with children and teens as well as adults.

At age 9 Dan began studying such instruments as the viola, saxophone, piano and guitar. By the age 12 he identified more with the guitar and chose it as his primary instrument of musical expression. Dan is currently playing venues in and around NYC and the metropolitan area. He has also performed in France and looks forward to touring more of Europe.

Dan also enjoys a career as a international recording artist and songwriter. As a recording artist he has reached the top 100 charts on Beatport. He has co-written with some of the biggest names in Dance music and those songs have gone on to be remixed by some of the biggest DJ’s around.

He has also gained note as a co-producer on award winning songs and produced songs for charting artists.

His musical influences range from The Blues, Pop, RnB, Rock, House and EDM. This range of music continues to influence his writing and vocal styling developing a sound that is truly unique, while also informing a well rounded approach to educating.


Education

Montclair State Univeristy
Guitar Performance Concentration Jazz
La Musique Academy International
Other

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I written and co-written songs that have been played on radio stations across the world. I have written and co-written songs that charted on beatport and traxsource. I have two degrees in music, one from La Music Academy International in Nancy, France and the other from Montclair State University. I fully understand counterpoint and classical theory in addition to the pop/dance world.
Video Production

Video Production

I have produced, directed or edited dozens of music videos, some of which have played on international TV. Music videos I have been on have generated over 30,000 YouTube views and were on VEVO. I use Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion. In addition to using cameras, I am experienced in using a DJI drone.

Computer

Music Production,

Music Production

I have produced and co-produced competition winning songs in addition to co-producing songs for charting artists in the Dance music genres. I use my knowledge of music theory and songwriting to help shape productions. I also tune and edit vocals for charting songs. I am fluent in Logic Pro X, Melodyne, iZotope products and most Native Instruments products.
Video Production

Video Production

I have produced, directed or edited dozens of music videos, some of which have played on international TV. Music videos I have been on have generated over 30,000 YouTube views and were on VEVO. I use Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion. In addition to using cameras, I am experienced in using a DJI drone.

History

Music History

Music History

I hold a bachelors degree in music from Montclair State University and a degree in music from La Music Academy International in France. I have studied the entire span of music history and the diverse worlds of music from a myriad of cultures from the first writing though the present day.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have two degrees in music and extensive experience with piano/keys/synthesizer in the studio setting. I play on internationally charting songs and have the great fortune to be able to work with some 'industry names'. I specialize in teaching beginners and children.

Most Popular

Piano

Piano

I have two degrees in music and extensive experience with piano/keys/synthesizer in the studio setting. I play on internationally charting songs and have the great fortune to be able to work with some 'industry names'. I specialize in teaching beginners and children.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I written and co-written songs that have been played on radio stations across the world. I have written and co-written songs that charted on beatport and traxsource. I have two degrees in music, one from La Music Academy International in Nancy, France and the other from Montclair State University. I fully understand counterpoint and classical theory in addition to the pop/dance world.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I can learn entire songs/ identify structures and harmony/ keys/ time signatures/ by ear. All intervals/chord types inversions ect. I spent 5 years in music schools earning 2 degrees.
General Music,

General Music

I have over 10 years experience teaching music. I hold 2 degrees in music. I have extensive live and touring experience. My students have gone on to receive honors, win auditions and excel in AP exams.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have two degrees in music and guitar performance. In addition to my international touring experience I have played on professional recording sessions. I have played with Broadway pit musicians and performers in off Broadway productions. I have been teaching for over 10 years.
Music History,

Music History

I hold a bachelors degree in music from Montclair State University and a degree in music from La Music Academy International in France. I have studied the entire span of music history and the diverse worlds of music from a myriad of cultures from the first writing though the present day.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have produced and co-produced competition winning songs in addition to co-producing songs for charting artists in the Dance music genres. I use my knowledge of music theory and songwriting to help shape productions. I also tune and edit vocals for charting songs. I am fluent in Logic Pro X, Melodyne, iZotope products and most Native Instruments products.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

With over 10+ years of music teaching experience my students have received honors in music theory as well as excelled at AP music theory. I have 2 degrees in music and I am fluent in both 'jazz' and 'classical' theory.
Piano,

Piano

I have two degrees in music and extensive experience with piano/keys/synthesizer in the studio setting. I play on internationally charting songs and have the great fortune to be able to work with some 'industry names'. I specialize in teaching beginners and children.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I have over 10 years music teaching experience. I hold 2 degrees in music. I teach both 'moveable do' and 'fixed do' systems.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I have written/co-written and co-produced at over 20 songs released on indie/major labels. These songs have gone on to the charts and receive international FM radio play. I have 2 degrees in music. I will teach you the theory and creative tools you need to unlock your songwriting potential.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I have two degrees in music and have had multiple international releases through different record labels. I have been fortunate enough to work with industry insiders, vocal coaches and speech pathologists to create a well balanced style of teaching. My records have received international FM radio play and remixes from some top DJs.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have two degrees in music and extensive experience with piano/keys/synthesizer in the studio setting. I play on internationally charting songs and have the great fortune to be able to work with some 'industry names'. I specialize in teaching beginners and children.

Examples of Expertise


Dan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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He pays attentions to details

I've had a really awesome experience with Dan. He gave me the feedback that I was needing to put myself on track, specially in terms of sight reading and ear training. He was also very patient and giving very thorough advice in each part of my training. Really cool.

Walter, 2 lessons with Dan

Patient and great teacher

Dan is a great tutor, 1st lesson was great. Dan knows what he is talking about and will walk you through step by step. I learned about tempo in my first lesson, it was something that I was having trouble with. I will continue weekly. Thanks, Dan.

Michael, 5 lessons with Dan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Did a great job of teaching my son how to notate songs that he had previously written. Easy to learn from. Knowledgeable. Made himself available at short notice. Worked online which my son usually hates. But was very effective.

James, 3 lessons with Dan

Very knowledgeable and patient for a beginner like me

Taught me guitar parts and orientation, how to reach charts, how to position fingers, arms, etc., how to play basic chords. Really enjoyed the session and would recommend him for others looking to learn some basics.

Daniel, 1 lesson with Dan

Dan S. Music Lesson Review

I am very pleased to have lessons with Dan for these reasons. Students who look for a tutor who is precise and completeness, and nice voice with nice professional person, Dan is strongly recommended. I will break up a few of most significant strengths of this Music tutor. (1) Integrity: Dan is very responsible and reliable. His No 1. priority is to support learners. He is not doing it only for the money but for the love of teaching music. He prepared lessons ahead of time and provided many different methods of approach in order for the student to learn with the best method. I requested that I needed to understand the materials for a Music Theory test. He supported and answered all of my questions and made sure that I feel completed and confident to go to the testing place. (2) Knowledgeable: Dan identified my errors and guided me to understand correctly. He asked me to make sure that I fully understood. He was very patient. He is also able to recognize my problems and pinpoint exact materials to work on. I asked several music teachers including my own instructor for answers and Dan was the only teacher who could perfectly answer and gave me have the knowledge. He was happy to see my achievement. Very Supportive (3) Honest: He is easy to talk with and a nice voice to listen to long hours. He prepared perfect learning environment: clear voice with a headset, stable internet access, teaching material was individualized and prepared. He has very good work ethics and is able to guide his students even if he has never had a session with them before. He quickly recognized some negative spots vs good learning habits that I have. He was supportive all the time and I only received positive energy from him. I was feel lucky and content. It is hard to find someone who is nice and honest with integrity. I believe he is a true professional natural teacher with all the above experiences. Dan is actually able to deliver on what he said. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs specialized areas with perfect understanding of Music Theory.

Hanae, 4 lessons with Dan

Knowledgeable and reliant

Dan took the lesson instantly though it was a very tough lesson when some tutors even turned me down. He was very particular that I perfectly got what was needed. He is very helpful.

GARIMA, 4 lessons with Dan
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