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Dan B.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is a piano class designed for a small group of students, (two to four). I use the group setting to enhance the learning experience as students can learn from watching what are students are experiencing as well as from their own experience. The group setting is also great for skills learning, rhythm, reading, knowledge and more
About Dan B.

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing musician needs to have expanded horizons, Dan stands out in the crowd. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Dan received his musical education from the Rubin music academy in Jerusalem and the Manhattan School of music in NYC where he completed a Masters degree in classical composition and Jazz performance. Dan's playing and compositions were performed nationally and internationally, reviewed by the New York Times, The St Louis Post Dispatch and other publications. Currently Dan is teaching composition, film scoring, theory and ear training at the Manhattan school of music pre college division (where he has been a faculty member since 1994) and piano, theory and composition at the JCC on the Palisades Thurnauer school of music,where he also served as theory department chair from 1999 - 2005. The newest addition to Dan's expending circle is The Red Bank Regional High School for the performing arts where he has a been a guest lecturer since fall of 2011. Dan has been giving private lessons of music and music related subjects for over 20 years. The system Dan developed over the years of teaching is based on two fundamental principles- The paramount importance of developing sound traditional skills and the strong conviction that you should always tailor the method to the student and never tailor the student to the method. Dan's eclectic background enables him to draw on a wide range of musical styles and techniques, fulfilling the needs of students from all walks of the musical experience. Lessons are available in the following areas for all ages and levels: Piano - classical Piano - contemporary / jazz / Broadway. Piano - eclectic Composition Song writing, arranging and producing Music theory, General theory, Jazz and popular music theory, a special AP music theory preparation workshop. *** Lesson Details *** I am a strong believer in combining traditional skills and sensibilities with a strong affinity to today's musical and pop culture, While I am an extremely patient teacher, I do expect (and achieve) results. If a student starts with me from scratch they should be able to play real piano tunes within 6 months. *** Studio Equipment *** living area piano seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** The student needs to have a piano/keyboard *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Pop, Broadway, composition, song writing, music for film, production, music history, theory, ear training, AP preparation.

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Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly

Posted Aug 27, 2021
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Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.

Posted Aug 14, 2021
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Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.

Posted Aug 7, 2021
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Experience
Teacher, compostion, theory, ear training, film scoring, improvisation
Sep 1995 - Present
Manhattan school of music NYC
I have been a faculty member at MSM preparatory division for 15+ years.
Education
Masters degree
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995
Manhattan school of music NYC
Classical composition towards a Bacheler degree
Sep 1988 - Jun 1990
The Rubin music acadeny
Masters degree in science
Sep 1988 - Aug 1990
Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Bachelor's degree in science
Sep 1984 - Sep 1988
Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Languages
Hebrew
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Awards
2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest
May 2005
1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest

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