Dale Baldwin

Dale B.

Stratford, CT

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Dale delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 50 and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2008

Dale R. B. is a certified teacher, musician, conductor, clinician, and composer from Stratford, Connecticut. He is currently accepting new students and teaching private lessons in piano, guitar, percussion, and composition for students of all ages in both Hartford and New Haven counties.

Dale received his Master of Science in Music Education degree from the University of Bridgeport in May of 2017 and his Bachelor of Arts in Percussion degree from the University of Connecticut in May of 2012. In his studies, he has taken advanced courses in music pedagogy, composition, orchestration, conducting, educational psychology, and methods in wind, brass, and percussion. He has 15 years experience in percussion, 17 years experience in guitar, and 24 years experience in piano. Dale's teachers include Grammy award-winning percussionist Haruka Fujii (Silk Road Ensemble), American Symphony Orchestra percussionist Javier Diaz, and twice Grammy-nominated orchestral composer Kenneth Fuchs.

Dale once held a freelance instrumental composer for Ear Goo Inc. in New York City, Here Dale wrote multi-genre works for film, television, promotional trailers, and advertisements. His vast clientele included household names such as Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Sony, Revlon, and Coca-Cola. Dale is currently represented by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a world-renowned performing rights organization that also represents artists such as Eminem, Shakira, and Maroon 5. His original music for marching band was performed on a weekly basis during the 2012 competitive season in USSBA Class III competitions around Connecticut by the Trojan Marching Band at Lyman Hall High School, where he once held a position as their percussion instructor.

As a clinician, Dale has been asked on an annual basis to judge timpani, mallet percussion, and snare drum at several Regional and All-State Music Festivals around the state since 2009. He has also given presentations on the importance of installing/maintaining a music and arts curriculum in the Connecticut public school system as well as the history and proper care of mallet percussion instruments.

As a performing musician, Dale has appeared in several venues across the state, most recently at the storied Shubert Theater in New Haven, which hosted the world premiere of Dale's "Les Reves de Jeunesse Oubliée," an original piano solo that was well-received. He hosted his first Composition Recital on April 3, 2012 at the Von Der Mehden Recital Hall, where Dale showcased six live, original works, including a piano solo, a euphonium solo, a woodwind sextet, and a percussion quartet. Dale has played in live productions and musicals with both the Connecticut Repertory Theater and the Church of the Resurrection Youth Group, while winning numerous awards for his musicianship, including Lyman Hall’s “Outstanding Musician Award” for three consecutive years. Among numerous charitable events he has partaken in, Dale performed selected works by marimbist Daniel Berg on the piano as part of the Hamden Academy’s annual canned food drive, where together they raised over 500 cans of food for those without homes. Outside of music, Dale’s interests include baseball, video games, creative writing, jogging, and the ocean.

As a private teacher, Dale strives to ignite a passion for classical and instrumental music regardless of the instrument, and firmly believes that the art of making music is both satisfying and rewarding for both the short and the long-term. Because there are so many different types and genres out there, he knows that music is something every person can enjoy regardless of their differences, and so his ultimate goal for each and every pupil is to inspire and cultivate a newfound appreciation for the musical world.

For the price, you or your child will receive a top-ranking, master music teacher who has dedicated his entire professional life to studying his craft.

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Private Teacher
Jul 2013 - Present
Private Teacher

Teaches private in-home lessons to students of all ages.

Percussion Adjudicator
Oct 2008 - Present

Adjudicates mallet percussion, timpani, and snare drum for both the Connecticut Regional Music Festivals and the Connecticut All-State Music Festivals. Provides feedback and critique to participating students as a clinician.

Music Director
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Hamden Academy of Dance and Music

Organized and taught music classes for students of all ages. Recruited new students and teachers to the academy. Performed in concerts and student recitals. Assisted in bringing brand new percussion equipment to the studio.

Music Sales Representative
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014
JC Music

Maintained business relations with over thirty public, private, and magnet schools across the state of Connecticut. Assisted in purchasing new musical equipment, instruments, and sheet music for these institutions.

Front Ensemble Instructor
Sep 2009 - Nov 2013
Lyman Hall High School

Led the Lyman Hall Trojan Marching Band's front ensemble section in rehearsals and statewide competitions. Composed and arranged front ensemble music for the band.

Private Teacher
Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
The Music Center of North Haven

Taught in-studio private lessons to students of all ages. Accompanied students in recitals and showcases when needed.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2012
Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Performed as a part of the repertory orchestra in several live productions, including "Pirates of Penzance," "Man of La Mancha," and "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

Front Ensemble Instructor
Aug 2008 - Nov 2008
Watertown High School

Led the Watertown High School's front ensemble in rehearsals and competitions. Composed and arranged music for the section.


Master of Science in Music Education
Jan 2016 - May 2017
University of Bridgeport
Bachelor of Arts in Percussion
Aug 2007 - May 2012
University of Connecticut
High School Diploma
Aug 2003 - Jun 2007
Lyman Hall High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


(049) Music PK-12 - Initial Educator Certificate
May 2017
University of Bridgeport


Nominated - Outstanding Student Teacher
May 2017
University of Bridgeport
Outstanding Musician Award
Dec 2007
Lyman Hall High School
Outstanding Musician Award
Dec 2006
Lyman Hall High School
Outstanding Musician Award
Dec 2005
Lyman Hall High School


National Organization of Women
Nov 2016

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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Music Teachers National Association
Feb 2015

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Broadcast Music Inc.
Apr 2012

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

"Toska" - original composition by Dale Baldwin.
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4 Reviews

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David, C. Jul 5, 2017
Guitar · In home

Awesome guitar teacher!!!

Ethan B. Oct 28, 2015
Piano · In home

Dale was amazing, very patient and my kids both took to him and loved the lesson.

Nicole W. Mar 18, 2015
Drum · In home

Dale has been very patient with our son. He went from not being able to play at all to playing full rhythms. Jack has learned a lot from Dale and really enjoys working with him.

Gail G. Aug 16, 2014
Piano · In home

My son seems to be picking up learning quickly from Dale
thank you

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