Dan Salas

Dan S.

Santa Ana, CA
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I been playing guitar for 30 years. My style range from Rock, Blues funk, Soul, Pop and Jazz. I have developed a teaching method and curriculum that gets straight to the point. I simplify music theory so it’s easy to understand. I want my students to start playing and making music. I also know Logic Pro or garage band if recording and producing music is something you want to get in to that’s something I can definitely help you with on your musical journey.
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About

Dan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Dan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2003

I'm a lead and rhythm guitarist. I went to Musicians Institute and graduated the Professional Guitar Program. I am currently a teacher at a school where I teach a classroom of 60 t0 70 students and private lessons as well. I have also managed and ran a recording studio for over 10 years. I'm Proficient at Logic Pro and Garage Band. If recording and producing your own music is something you would like to learn as well I can definitely help you achieve that goal.

I developed a curriculum and method of teaching guitar that simplifies theory and the learning process. I go out of my way to explain things that makes playing enjoyable and easy to understand. My goal is to get my students playing music and to enjoy the process. I teach students of all ages and levels.

My styles range from Blues,Rock, the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Funk, Soul, Pop and Jazz.

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Experience

Recording Studio Manager
Jun 2005 - Jan 2018
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

I was the studio manager and head engineer for the recording studio. That included Tracking, Mixing and Producing. I have over 8 years experience on Logic Pro.

Music Teacher
Jun 2005 - Jan 2018
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

I taught multiple subjects that included music theory, advanced musicianship, and various recording classes. I taught 1 on 1's as well as group classes that included 50-70 students.

Certifications

Journeyman
Jul 2002
Musicians Institute

Photos & Videos

Playing live 2003

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Blue Bossa Live!
Playing guitar in my old bands music video.

5 Reviews

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Erica Feb 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dan has been my Guitar instructor for over a year. He has the ability to know my way of learning and because of that I'm able to learn the songs faster, of course we all know you have to practice. I would highly recommend Dan for his patience, knowledge, skills, experience and his love of teaching.

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Nemo Feb 9, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Dan is an amazing teacher. When I came to him first, I barely knew how to hold a guitar. He took me under his wings, and almost ten months later, he transformed my playing where I now actually sound like I'm playing a real song.

He is extremely talented, very gifted, and really really good at teaching. He excels in breaking down a concept, or helping me figure out the right way to play a chord, or a lick. He has also proved that he has an amazing ear, helping me learn a song (that he's never heard before), by breaking it down, and de-constructing it.

I am very happy with him being my teacher, and I look forward to learning a lot from him.

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Kaleese Feb 8, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Mr. Salas is one of the best guitar teachers I ever had. He's very patient and very encouraging. He's makes me strive to be a better player. He takes the time to invest in his students and is always available for questions when you need him. I have learned so much from him being his student for a year now. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking to improve in guitar.

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Emo Feb 1, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I am a professional singer songwriter and have been prospecting guitar teachers for 3 months before I picked one. It was a no brained Dan. He was very quick to respond and answer my questions. His experience and knowledge of the guitar was exactly what I needed to elevate my game. It was no surprise that he was a MI grad. He also is affiliated with a recording studio and I got a special rate because of being his student.

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Tim Jan 30, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Very professional, patient and knowledgeable. Dan is an excellent instructor, very well prepared and extremely thorough.

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