Dan Peters

Dan P.

Morton Grove, IL

Lesson Details



Dan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
April 1994

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring my guitar, metronome, pen, etc.
The students should have their own guitar and amp if electric.
They should also have the appropriate books - mel bay note reading and a blank music staff and tab book.

*** Specialties ***
My method focuses on learning scales, chords & arpeggios and then showing the student how to apply them through knowledge of music theory. They will learn how to create music on their own as well as understand the music they listen to. I will also show my students how to play various popular songs and how to improvise. My areas of expertise are in rock, pop, blues, rockabilly, metal, country and jazz. I also teach note reading, fingerstyle and classical guitar.

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Lead Guitarist/Actor
Sep 2014 - Present
Dee Snider's Rock N Roll Christmas Tale

I perform/star as guitarist Johnny B. Greate in the holiday/rock musical written by and starring Dee Snider of Twisted Sister. The show debuted in Chicago during the latter part of 2014.

Lead Guitarist
Sep 2013 - Present
Blue Man Group Productions

I have been working with Blue Man Group in the development of a brand new musical production that is unrelated to the Blue Man character.

Lead Guitarist (Substitute)
Jun 2012 - Jan 2015
Rock of Ages on Broadway

I played in the popular Broadway rock musical as a fill in for guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Nightranger) whenever he was out on tour.


Performance Degree
Sep 1990 - Sep 1991
Musician's Institute - G.I.T.


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelors Degree
May 1989
Eastern Illiinois University


Open for Bon Jovi Band Competition
Mar 2011
Bon Jovi
Runner up - King of the Blues National Guitar Competition
Nov 2009
Guitar Center and House of Blues
Runner up - Guitar Superstar National Guitar Competition
Sep 2008
Guitar Player Magazine


Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2014

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 1996

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

American Federation of Musicians
May 1994

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Performing with The West Side Winders in front of 20 thousand people at United Center in Chicago, IL. Opening the show for Bon Jovi.

Original song The Girl at the Diner performed live at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
A rock version of Miles Davis' "All Blues" performed with my band The West Side Winders.
Live with The West Side Winders.

Performing in NYC with Rock of Ages on Broadway.

Runner up in King of the Blues national guitar competition. Hollywood, CA. Nov., 2009.


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