Dan Versman

Dan V.

La Jolla, CA
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About

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

Teaching since:
2012

I began taking music lessons when I was eight. My teacher inspired a passion for music and learning in me that has brought perpetual fulfillment and joy to my life.

In college I earned degrees in both classical piano and guitar. I subsequently toured the United States for six months, playing music in myriad of venues -- classical, rock, folk and blues. After returning to California, I taught music in a Bay Area high-school.

I recently relocated to San Diego and am teaching private music lessons to students of all skill levels. I want my students to reach their full musical potentials in whatever capacity best aligns with their goals.

Experience

Music Teacher
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Cristo Rey High School

Santa Rosa Symphony Chorus: Bass Section Leader
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Santa Rosa Symphony

Education

Bachelors of Music: Guitar and Piano
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
Sonoma State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hebrew
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Audio Engineering and Recording
Aug 2015
Sonoma State University

Awards

SOURCE Grant Award for Research and Creative Projects in Music
Dec 2015
Sonoma State University

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6 Reviews

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Craig Sep 19, 2017
Classical Guitar · Online

I really enjoy learning from Dan. He is good at relating things back to a way I can understand and improve. He is so versatile in his music knowledge that I can litterally throw anything his way that I'm curious about and he points me in the right direction. I've taken guitar, bass, vocal, and even production lessons from Dan. By far the most value I have ever got from an instructor.

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Ben Sep 19, 2017
Guitar · In studio

My son looks forward to the lessons. Jordan does a great job with him. He has also been very accommodating with our schedule if things have come up.

Amber Sep 19, 2017
Piano · In home

Dan is a great teacher. He is patient but also catches my mistakes so I can fix them. I'm excited about getting better at piano.

Henry Sep 19, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dan exceeded my expectations. He is fluid, thorough and makes the material easy and fun. Thanks!

Jackson Sep 19, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dan has a personable, fun style. He put me at ease in my first lesson. He found examples and imagery that helped me understand how to play and appreciate some technical musical concepts. Dan helped me get off my musical plateau in one lesson.

Trevor Sep 19, 2017
Piano · In home

Amazing teacher, my kids LOVE their lessons with Dan.

My children have been taking lessons with Dan now for just over a month, and they are loving it! My 7 year old son is doing Guitar, and he has learned to tune his own guitar and is able to play simple songs with 4 basic chords. My daughter who is 5 is taking Piano lessons with Dan and is able to play 2 simple songs, and able to identify notes on the keyboard while reading music. I appreciate that Dan teaches the actual music rules and reading of music as well as numbers for the fingers. He is great about having the kids hold themselves and their hands correctly, and having them keep trying something until they get it right and reinforcing the correct practice once it is right. I would refer anyone to Dan to learn an instrument! He is amazing!

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