- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Females 18 to 50 and males 16 to 50
- Teaching since:
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 :)
I teach Primary grades here. Beginner Piano and guitar for children ages 9-11 mostly.
I am in charge of essentially leading my section and being a model singer for all of our services and concerts.
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.
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.
Completely unrelated to my teaching...
I used to be a Kitchen Manager and I had to be ServSafe Certified
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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.+ Read More
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.