- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2007
I'm a gigging musician and teacher who graduated from Oberlin College in May 2015 with a degree in Musical Studies and Physics. I was on the Division III tennis team there for two years as well. I pride myself on patience and empathy no matter what I teach, whether it feeling the pulse of a complicated drum groove or solving a challenging physics word problem. For music lessons, I strive to bring in a context of genre fluidity and history, so that a student knows where and what to explore on their own even when I am not in the room to show them. Overall, my teaching is all about inspiring students to do well and make their strengths work for them, rather than dryly coming up with the "right answer" or playing a tune the "right way" to get from point A to point B.+ Read More
Teach after school 1-on-1 vocal lessons with focus on pop music and musical theater, integrating my curriculum with the rock band and general music classes as well.
-Write/arrange and perform parts on drums, keyboards & bass guitar for an eclectic indie rock band based in the Greater New York City area.
-Currently co-producing a 14-song album recording in Brooklyn, NY, co-writing string and horn arrangements and additional keyboard, guitar, and percussion overdubs for this as well.
-Created and manage Wix hosted website and other with gig information and updated media content
-Co-Manage content on Facebook, Bandcamp, SoundCloud
I taught private drums, piano, and voice, as well as small group band & keyboard classes at Bach to Rock, a teaching studio in Mamaroneck, NY with a proprietary curriculum based in rock and popular music.
-Led rehearsals focusing on individual and group singing technique, interpretation of arrangement, and performance for men's a cappella group
-SInger/arranger from Sept. 2011 to May 2015
-Served as liaison between clients, including students, faculty and staff, and professional CIT staff members
-Provided software and networking support (often involving teaching and walk-throughs) to Oberlin College community. Issues involved Macintosh and Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, web browsers, printing, network connections and network authentication
--Implemented instrumental and A Capella music recording and performance electives for children ages 8-15
--Led performance groups at the all-camp arts festival
--Produced recordings via Logic for campers to bring home
--Led camper pit bands for various theatrical productions
--Arranged music and coordinated musicians for themed backdrops for end of summer color war
-Full-time 24/7 supervision and engagement with children at a sleep away camp aged 9 to 15 for Summer 2011 and 2012
-Wrote age-specific programs for evening activities, including a highly successful “Music Festival” night
-Taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade classes on basic prayers taking from the Reform Jewish liturgy. Planned lessons for each class and wrote progress reports and report cards.
-Worked with school director to keep curriculum consistent and fluid between grade levels.
Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.
Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.
Andrew got along well with Daniel. Andrew enjoyed his lesson.
This has been an excellent initial experience and we are looking forward to more lessons.
Daniel and my son Matthew clicked immediately. Matthew is now hooked. He could not wait to get up this morning and practice what he learned during his first lesson with Daniel. I could not be more pleased.