Dan Pasare

Dan P.

Des Plaines, IL
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About

Dan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
October 2001

I am a member of the Chichago Northwest Symphony Orchestra. I have been instructing students from kindergarten to high-school all over Chicago area for the past thirteen years. My highest accomplishment is having a high-school sophomore student playing first chair first violin on Chamber Orchestra and third chair first violin in Symphonic Orchestra at Maine Township High School, Park Ridge, Illinois. Other accomplishments are having students prepared for Granquist Memorial Music Competition, Geneva Illinois.

My lessons are always focused on adapting the violin practice to fit the character of the individual student. Besides learning good violin performance practices, the student will shape up character by developing specific neural pathways that will help in child development as well as overall cognitive activity.

Learning to play violin not only opens the mind for greater understanding of artistic expressions but also adds to the quality of experiencing life more complex otherwise not possible in absence of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are based on the Suzuki school but adapted for the preferences and/or necessities of the student.

- Warm up exercises
- Quizzing student about difficulties met during practicing in the period between the lessons.
- Assessing the approach of addressing the difficulties while preforming the musical piece under study.
- Explaining how to fix problems and how to approach daily violin practice.
- Musical notions, musical theory.
- Musical notation reading/ Ear development exercises.
- Recap and assignments for next lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Violin, computer, microphones, keyboard, audio interface, speakers.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Car

*** Specialties ***
Violin teaching.
Audio recording and editing.

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Experience

Violin Instructor
Sep 2001 - Jul 2010
Music House

Working with public schools in group setting as well as one on one. Preparing students for various musical activities such as concerts and recitals.

Education

Audio for Visual Media
Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
Columbia College
Music Pedagogy
Sep 1997 - Jun 1998
Gheorghe Dima School of Music

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Romanian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing first violin second chair in the 2015 Christmas concert with Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Photo by Dan P.

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14 Reviews

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Steve Apr 9, 2017
Violin · In studio

I am a current student of Dan's and have enjoyed his lessons. I can feel the improvement since starting. Initially I was self-taught and debated about taking private lessons, but now I am very happy I did. I would highly recommend Dan as a violin instructor.

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Rick Mar 17, 2017
Violin · In home

Dan is very punctual and professional and friendly . We started playing violin for the first time this past month and he helped us prepare for our lessons and also make sure we have the proper instrument that fits our daughter well . He has good communication is on time and takes his time explaining new techniques in his lesson . We hope to have a long term relationship to get to a level that we want to be at . He's very kind and honest and displays competency in his instrument of interest

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Zachary S. Jan 22, 2017
Violin · In home

Good experience for Zachary. Thanks!

Louanne C. Jul 18, 2016
Violin · In home

Dan is fantastic. He is approachable, reliable, and speaks to my daughter (mature age 9) as an adult which encourages her to take responsibility for her instrument and practice habits. She is just beginning, but has already made great strides with the violin. I have no doubt she will be able to play with the orchestra in the next school year; and I think this will be a long successful teaching relationship.

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Chris R. Mar 31, 2016
Violin · In studio

I never had a tutor before, so it was difficult for me to choose from the wide arrange of tutors there are. But I think Dan was the right choice. He's very professional and goes far and beyond to help his students understand how certain things are when playing the violin. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking for a violin tutor.

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Deborah L Lovett Feb 13, 2016
Violin · In home

Dan worked wonderfully with our 9 year old son who has trouble focusing. The structure of the lessons was well suited to his needs. Dan was understanding of our son's difficulties. I would highly recommend Dan in terms of patience, expertise, and being able to adapt to the needs of each student.

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Joy Jan 14, 2016
Violin · In home

Our granddaughter Sydney is taking violin lessons from Dan and is enjoying them. I have spoken with her mother and gotten really good reviews from her.

I am in touch with Dan and have been impressed with his professionalism. I would recommend him to others.

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chuck Jan 13, 2016
Violin · In studio

Being 64 years old and left handed my hopes of finding a violin teacher were not high,...then, i was directed to Dan,...what a great teacher. he is personable and friendly, a great violinist and role model. he is patient and tolerant of my scratchy
attempts to follow his instruction,..my only regret is i didn't find him sooner.I highly recommend him,...you will not be dissapointed

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Deborah L Lovett Jan 13, 2016
Violin · In home

Dan is fantastic. He quickly tuned into our 9 year old son's listening and learning process. We are looking forward to continuing lessons with Dan!

Christine N. Jan 4, 2016
Violin · In studio

He's very nice and professional. My daughter enjoys his teaching.

Chuck P. Oct 27, 2015
Violin · In studio

dan showed a great understanding for the needs of a beginning student. i think i will learn a great deal from him !

Sydney S. Apr 6, 2015
Violin · In home

My seven years old daughter Sydney is one of Dan's students. She enjoys her weekly lessons with Dan very much. Dan is a very skilled, professional and patient. He is one of these teachers that has pedagogic skills to guide his students. Dan is teaching my daughter plying violin but he also teaches her how to develop patience,perseverance and discipline. These qualities will definitely help my daughter in becoming a well adapted human being. We are hoping to have Dan as Sydney's violin teacher for many years to come.
Barbara Sydney's mom

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Chana L. Apr 8, 2014
Violin ·

Phenomanal !

My son is very happy having violin lessons with Dan.
He is punctual, professional, and dedicated to the particular needs and talents of the student.

Gwyn M. Jan 20, 2014
Violin ·

Dan was right choice

Dan's great he's fun and patient..the whole family likes him. An extra bonus is hearing him play while he's here instructing my 9 year old granddaughter.

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