Daniel Bloch

Daniel B.

Ridgewood, NY
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Lesson Details

Percussion

Levels Taught:
Intermediate
I have 5+ years playing in many genres from singers-songwriter to various latin ensembles to eclectic rock bands on Cajon, Djembe, Conga, Bongo, and Frame Drum. Studied split-hand technique with world famous percussionist Jamey Haddad for 1 year on Frame Drum.
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About

Daniel passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Experience

Vocal Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
Bank Street School

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.

Musician, Producer & Website Manager
Sep 2009 - Present
Cicero & the Orations

-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

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Music Instructor
Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
Bach to Rock

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.

President & Musical Director
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Oberlin Obertones

-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

IT Help Desk Consultant
Sep 2012 - May 2015
Oberlin College

-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

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Music Specialist
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Eisner Camp

--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

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Camp Counselor
Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
Eisner Camp

-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

Teacher
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Jewish Family Congregation

-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.

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Education

Musical Studies & Physics
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Oberlin College
Honors Regents Diploma
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
John Jay High School

5 Reviews

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Elizabeth May 31, 2016
Piano · In home

Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.

Sarana J. Mar 21, 2016
Piano · In home

Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.

Andrew J. Mar 21, 2016
Drum · In home

Andrew got along well with Daniel. Andrew enjoyed his lesson.

Isabella L. Feb 23, 2016
Drum · In home

This has been an excellent initial experience and we are looking forward to more lessons.

Matthew T. Feb 4, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

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