Dan Mueller

Dan M.

Glen Ellyn, IL

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About

Dan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2008

Dan M. is a freelance musician and private lesson instructor in the Chicago area. Born in the Chicago suburbs, Mr. M. graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music in euphonium performance, and traveled to Colorado where he earned a Master of Music in trombone performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. As an active musician, he has performed on trombone and euphonium in many musical groups ranging form wind ensembles and orchestras to brass quintets and other chamber groups. Mr. M. was also a member of the Flatirons Brass Quintet at the University of Colorado, which toured to Beijing, China, and placed in the semi-finals of the internationally known Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

As a teacher, Mr. M. has been teaching students of a wide range of ages and abilities for over eight years. Some of his students have been selected to Honor Bands and All-State Bands across the country. Through quickly identifying strengths and weaknesses, and catering to ambitions and desires, his students experience a fun and inspirational learning environment that has been found with much success.

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Experience

Musician (Euphonium and Trombone)
May 2008 - Present
Wheaton Municipal Band

Summer Season Only Concert Band. Performed under the direction of many well-known Director's around the country, including "The President's Own" Assistant Director, Ryan Nowlin.

Trombonist
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Flatirons Brass Quintet

Toured to Beijing. China and Colorado. Placed in the Semi-Finals of the International Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Principal Trombonist
Aug 2010 - May 2012
University of Colorado, Symphony Orchestra

Education

State of Illinois Teacher License, Music Specialist K-12
Jan 2016 - Present
Northern Illinois University
Master of Music
Aug 2010 - May 2012
University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Northern Illinois University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2010
University of Colorado
Performed Solos with:
Jun 2010
Wheaton Municipal Band, Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony

5 Reviews

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Parker & Shannon S. Jan 23, 2018
Trumpet · In home

"Mr. Dan" has instructed one of our children for two years now! He is patient, persistent and has made learning trumpet a game for our 9 year old. Professional and warm, we have loved that he comes to our home to teach. As of this year, another one of our children requested lessons and cornet lessons have begun! We highly recommend him.

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Dane C. Dec 8, 2016
French Horn · In home

Very pleasant teacher with good relationship with student. Flexible and easy to talk. Always on time and teaching with passion.

Ethan P. Jun 3, 2016
Euphonium · Online

Dan is teaching my teen online and has made the lesson engaging and beneficial for him.

Ethan P. Jun 3, 2016
Euphonium · Online

Dan is teaching my teen online and has made the lesson engaging and beneficial for him.

adam B. Aug 18, 2014
Euphonium · In home

Dan has taught for about 10 years and speaks with efficient feedback. His experiences playing in ensembles has made him an extremely strong musician. I would recommend him for any advanced brass lesson tutoring. He can relate to people of any age so younger students would benefit from his energetic nature as well.

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