Daniel Akers

Daniel A.

Aurora, CO

About Daniel A.

Background check: Last verified 06/01/2016
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Daniel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday


Now accepting students in Golden, Co. and surrounding areas!!!

In addition to teaching music, I have also worked as a special education assistant and wrestling/track coach at Lake Zurich Middle School South and an assistant Kung Fu/Tai Chi instructor at Green Mountain Arts in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. Jazz piano, Voice, and Composition are my main areas of expertise. However, I have also been recording, and playing guitar almost my entire life. I fully believe in music education not only for entertainment and personal enjoyment, but for many other means. Beyond its capacity for being used as entertainment, music aids in learning, helps develop advanced motor skills, increases memory function, and many other purposes for a well rounded education. It is my goal to help educate the next generation in traditional music practices as well as incorporate new techniques that are relevant to our current day and age.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson plans vary from person to person. I always make it a point to get to know the student's existing musical knowledge, goals, and background before I create a personalized lesson plan. All important concepts are covered as they are needed so students can understand theoretical concepts based upon actual application and usage. In short, I teach in a way that students can "dig in" right away and play, create, improvise, sing and/or compose freely and naturally. I always encourage students or parents to contact me with their goals, previous musical training, etc., and discuss what they really want out of lessons so they can get the most out of taking me on as an instructor.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and Electric piano, Digital Recording Studio, Extensive library and teaching resources

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student
Has taught a minimum of 25 lessons and has received the highest
feedback rating from students.Jazz Piano, Composition, Choral

Photos and Videos



Aug 2014 - Present
Lake Zurich CUSD 95

Assistant Instructor

Jun 2013 - Present
Green Mountain Arts

Chen Tai Chi
Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis



A.F.A. Fine Arts-Music

Jan 2013 - Apr 2014
Harper College

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency



Sep 2014
National CPR Foundation


Jun 2014
Illinois State Board of Education

Students with special needs

Students with any form of I.E.P.


Music Teachers National Association

Mar 2012

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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16 Reviews on Daniel A.

Noah F. Jul 6, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Daniel is very talented & did a good job giving my 2 grandsons their first singing lessons as a duet.
We intend to schedule more lessons
Gianna W. Nov 3, 2015
Calligraphy · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel was very knowledgeable, very patient with my 9 year old and taught at her pace. The environment was clean and quiet and conducive for learning. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would recommend to anyone!
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I was very happy that he pretty well pin pointed my problem with my voice and I was happy with the practice assigned.
Haeley G. Sep 26, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel is awesome!! He really knows how to customize the lesson to your skill level and makes it so that it's easy to learn. I'm already memorizing and learning things that I didn't think I would be able to. I'm really enjoying my lessons and so glad that I signed up. Looking forward to many more lessons from Daniel!
Mary R. Aug 11, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter enjoys taking lessons with Daniel. He takes his time with my daughter and she enjoys practicing what he teaches.
Mary D. Feb 28, 2013
Verified Student
Daniel is a highly skilled piano teacher.

I have been very impressed with Daniel's instruction abilities - he is patient, tuned-in to whether or not I 'get it', and has opened the door to a whole new way to re-learn piano for personal enjoyment.
EliasU Jul 9, 2012
Dan is an awesome teacher hes taught me so much in just the couple weeks that ive veen taking lessons. I hear things that i never heard before and i can already hear an improvement in my singing. Im already learning a song in my third week and its not boring because its an actual song i would like to perform. Overall Dan does a great job.
SueM Apr 14, 2012
I wanted to take vocal lessons for such a long time yet I felt a little silly pursuing that at 55. But one day I decided it was a false limitation so I called. Dan is an awesome instructor, patient and encouraging. His favorite line.....AGAIN! Thanks Dan! Sue
DannyS Jan 10, 2012
My teacher Dan

My teacher is amazing, I am 100% happy that I have him as a teacher. He is doing a great job teaching me everything I want to know and more.
NINAM Nov 28, 2011
Mother of the student

Daniel is a wonderful teacher. Gives more personal attention than I would expect and makes the excersises exciting and fun. My 11 years old son loves coming to his singing classess.
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