Dan Pasare

Dan P.

Des Plaines, IL

About Dan P.

Dan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: October 2001
Last sign in: Yesterday


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 ***

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

Photos and Videos

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


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.


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

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

12 Reviews on Dan P.

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Zachary S. Jan 22, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Good experience for Zachary. Thanks!
Louanne C. Jul 18, 2016
Verified Student · 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.
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.
Deborah L Lovett Feb 13, 2016
Verified Student · 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.
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.
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
Deborah L Lovett Jan 13, 2016
Verified Student · 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
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
He's very nice and professional. My daughter enjoys his teaching.
Chuck P. Oct 27, 2015
Verified Student · 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
Verified Student · 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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