Dane Carten

Dane C.

Detroit, MI
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have my Associate's from OCC as a Summa Cum Laude graduate in Music Theory and Composition. I am currently finishing my Vocal Music Education degree at WSU and have never received less than an A in all the Undergraduate theory courses.

Studious, well versed, communicative, and friendly; these are adjectives that have been used to describe me by colleagues and students alike. I would love to pass my accumulated knowledge on to you!

About Dane C.


I am a current WSU student of Vocal Music Education with my principle instrument as voice (Tenor). I'm 25 years old, and a well rounded musician with a great sense of humor and a laid back attitude. This isn't to say that my lessons are all fun and games; there is a serious element to every session, but students have always give positive feedback in that they feel very comfortable with me.

I have been singing for 15 years and do so professionally in two churches, one of which I am the section leader of (Fort Street Presbyterian in Detroit). I am also the section leader of the WSU Concert Chorale, the audition level choir. For both voice and guitar, I have studied under numerous great men and women who have guided my practices to the point where I have began to pass my knowledge to others!

My studio for both disciplines follow and logical and practical guideline that will allow musicianship in it's greatest form to bloom forth from the student. Heavy emphasis on solid technique, artistry, theory, and ear training makes for a well rounded and informed player/singer! I can teach from my home, your home, online, or even from the practice rooms at Wayne State if Detroit is a good middle ground or closer for you!

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)


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It was my first time ever doing a private vocal lesson. I had an audition to prepare for, and went to the only person I would trust. He is so knowledgeable and made things super easy to understand. I felt not only relaxed, but he built up my confidence while teaching me the proper way to shape my vowels. He gave me some techniques for relaxing and breathing, too, which is super helpful for my anxiety. Wouldn't go to anyone else!

Posted Aug 23, 2018
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Dane is an excellent teacher to work with. You can get a lot accomplished with him any time you work with him. He'll make you feel super comfortable in your own abilities no matter what level you are, while also working with you towards realistic goals. He explains things very well and with patience. He'll treat you way more on a personal one on one level than anybody I've tried to work with thus far. Extremely understanding, and great teacher. 11/10.

Posted Jul 16, 2017
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Very helpful. Works at your pace. Makes it so you can easily understand new things. It's nice to not feel pressured to get something down quickly. I feel like I'm learn a lot comfortably.

Posted Jul 12, 2017

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Music Teacher
Apr 2018 - Present

Private Studio

I teach Voice, Guitar, and Ukulele at a small studio in Rochester, MI.

Tenor Section Leader
Feb 2018 - Present

Holy Name Parish

I am in charge to be a model singer and cantor, solo, and help teach the music to my section.

Private Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present

Private Music School

I teach Primary grades here. Beginner Piano and guitar for children ages 9-11 mostly.

Tenor Section Leader
Jan 2017 - Present

WSU Concert Chorale

As Section Leader, I am charged with handling a 7/8 person section in an audition level choir. I must organize sectional rehearsals, lead, and help facilitate high level music making from my colleagues and myself.

Tenor Section Leader
Mar 2017 - Feb 2018

Fort Street Presbytarian Church

I am in charge of essentially leading my section and being a model singer for all of our services and concerts.

Student Instructor - Communications
Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

Oakland Community College

I was in charge of organizing study sessions, helping students reach their academic goals, and be a friendly resource for the college students. I added this because my communicative skills are well refined; skills which very much translate in to the world of private lessons.


Vocal Music Education (Voice - Tenor)
Aug 2016 - Dec 2019

Wayne State University

Music Theory and Composition
Sep 2013 - May 2016

Oakland Community College



Limited Proficiency


Outstanding Achievement in Communications
May 2016

Oakland Community College

Summa Cum Laude Graduate
May 2016

Oakland Community College


Mu Phi Epsilon
Apr 2018
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.
American Choral Directors Association
Sep 2017
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
National Association for Music Education
Sep 2017
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Apr 2017
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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