Akil Dasan

Akil D.

New York, NY

About Akil D.

Akil teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 1998
Last sign in: More than two months


I have toured the world playing music and I also play in the streets. I have a BA from Columbia University with a concentration in music and creative writing. I personalize each lesson plan according to the needs and wants of my clients. I like to focus on whatever music motivates you and explain the theory and/or tricks to improvising over each piece.  

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is personalized for your needs. I recommend Don Latarski's book Chord Theory, The Real Book and Youtube.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Takamine Nylon
Gibson 335
Fender Stratocaster

*** Travel Equipment ***
Takamine Nylon
Gibson 335
Fender Stratocaster

*** Specialties ***
Beatbox Guitar.

Photos and Videos

Enjoy! Music has been good to me. :)


Freelance Musician/Teacher
May 2003 - Present

I have toured the world and made a nice living for myself playing music for the past 10 years. Please visit my website for more information regarding my experience.


BA with a concentration in Music and Creative Writing
Sep 1998 - May 2003
Columbia University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Made it.
Aug 2003
New York City

If you can make it here...


Nuyorican Slam Champion
Oct 1998
Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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