Dan Elbert

Dan E.

Boston, MA

About Dan E.

Background check: Last verified 02/22/2016
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Dan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2014
Last sign in: Within a month


Originally from San Francisco, I have been playing saxophone for nearly 20 years. In that time, I have been fortunate to play all over the world, and have shared the stage with many great artists, including Ralph Thomas (Sun Ra Arkestra, Quincy Jones), Benjamin Koen (David Murray, Cecil Taylor), Uriel Barthelemi, Opor Red, George Lacson (Johnny Lee Hooker, Jr), R&B singer Allen Stone, and singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

I have spent many years working with private students ranging of all ages and levels. I have also served as the Performing Arts Director at the prestigious American Pacific International School, leading their concert band and music education programs.

I hold a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and am currently pursuing further studies at Berklee College of Music after many years of playing professionally and teaching in Asia.

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Playing with the great Allen Stone in San Francisco


Private Instructor

Jan 2014 - Present

Working with saxophone students of all levels in the US and Asia

Music Director

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
American Pacific International School

Led the middle and high school band programs at the prestigious American Pacific International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Diploma in Saxophone Performance

Sep 2015 - Present
Berklee College of Music

B.S. Business Administration

Sep 2004 - May 2008
University of California, Berkeley
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1 Review on Dan E.

Lenka Oct 30, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Dan is a fountain of knowledge; an incredibly talented and eclectic artist. I have been struggling with alto sax for years but with Dan’s approach, I finally feel, I am making some progress. Dan tailors the lessons to fit your needs; making it challenging, comprehensive, engaging and fun. He helps me transcribe small parts of licks I like, which has been an invaluable experience for me. He makes sure that you REALLY get the material you are studying. Don’t just shake your head and say “yes”.
He is always there to answer your questions (no matter how dumb they may seem), encourages and motivates you.
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