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Daniel A.
Milan, Tennessee
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College Students! Please contact me for special rates! Writing is one of the most important skills you can have in our current society. My personal instruction includes, critical thinking skills in writing, philosophy, structure and form. Students will learn by evaluating many different levels of text. They will then progress to developing their own techniques and expanding their current vocabulary.
About Daniel A.

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, Guitar, Singing, and Composition are my main areas of expertise. However, I have also been recording and engineering 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

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Great teacher. He has patience and so much knowledge. Lessons are going well, I've made more progress in 3 meetings than I did in months with my previous teacher.

Posted Nov 27, 2021
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My son had his first guitar lesson with Daniel and he LOVED it. He's asked me every day since if we get to go back today. This is an incredible win for me, because he never wants to go anywhere that doesn't have video games.

Posted Oct 7, 2021
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I've been really struggling to get myself back into playing seriously. I was so nervous reaching out to ask for help, but signing up for lessons with Dan is seriously the best decision I've made! He's got a great approach, really pushes you to believe in yourself, which is huge for me! He's professional, easy going, and easy to get in touch with, but he's also holding me accountable. Something which I definitely need! Just all around a positive experience!

Posted Aug 20, 2021
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Experience
Paraprofessional
Aug 2014 - Present
Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Assistant Instructor
Jun 2013 - Present
Green Mountain Arts
Chen Tai Chi Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis www.greenmountainarts.org
Education
A.F.A. Fine Arts-Music
Jan 2013 - Apr 2014
Harper College
Languages
Mandarin Chinese
Limited Proficiency
Certifications
CPR/AED
Sep 2014
National CPR Foundation
Paraprofessional
Jun 2014
Illinois State Board of Education
Students with special needs Students with any form of I.E.P.
Affiliations
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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