Daniel Brown

Daniel B.

Chantilly, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With or without a bow, upright bass students that study with me can learn a variety of styles (classical, jazz, bluegrass, etc.). Lessons include focus on intonation, dexterity, and rhythmic independence with special attention to having a comfortable approach to the instrument. Students will always have tangible representations of their work through recordings and personalized musical guides.

About Daniel B.

Hello! My name is Daniel and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass (electric and upright) in all styles for over 15 years. I even have a Masters Degree and a Bachelors in music to show for it. My students have the benefit of highly customized lessons based on their interests and goals.

As a teacher, I have been delighted to see my students find success and joy in music as a number of my students have won awards through school and extracurricular groups

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Eric
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Taking Electric Bass Guitar lessons with Dan Brown, has been a great experience. Dan listened to my goals and tailored the lessons around my ability and musical influences. His classes are well structured, but also relaxed. Dan has incredible knowledge of the Bass and has encouraged me in all styles of play including slap Bass. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan to anyone interested in learning Bass.

Posted Jan 20, 2020
Rohan
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Good experience definitely would recommend! Encouraging teacher who is committed to helping you learn what you want to learn.

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Warren G.
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Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,

Posted May 1, 2019
Melissa Weaver
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Daniel is a great teacher! He is very thorough and has taken the time to understand my son's musical interests. He is also very patient and explains skills in a very relatable way. My son has learned so much from Daniel and enjoys every lesson.

Posted Mar 28, 2019
BRYAN
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Daniel is a very skilled bassist , lessons are going well . I really like him . Looking forward to our next lesson .

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Dan D.
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Daniel is very patient and willing to work with the student's needs. He has a lot of insight as to more than just how to play the bass but also as to why he teaches those techniques. I would recommend him in an instant

Posted Oct 16, 2018
Charita P.
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Really liked the structured teaching methodology.
Daniel is very patient

Posted Aug 7, 2017
Shiva S.
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One of the best teachers my son has had. He looks forward to his lessons everytime.

Posted Jun 24, 2017
Jenny
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Daniel is very thorough and patient. He's a great teacher!

Posted Mar 1, 2017
Leen
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He's a really great teacher and he's really nice. I never thought I would get this good just from 5 lessons, I really loved all the lessons I took and hopefully I will soon take more of them.

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Yana H.
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Daniel is a great teacher. My children are always excited for their lessons. He is very patient and always on time. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good music theory, jazz theory and or bass teacher.

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Dan
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I have been working professionally with Dan Brown for a few years now and I have to say, he is the finest bassist I've ever worked with. Primarily, he is a brilliant musician and a master of his instrument. But more than that, he has a clear understanding of the music and can communicate musical concepts in a simple, straightforward way. I've learned a great deal from Dan since we began collaborating and couldn't recommend him more highly as an instructor.

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Meme
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Can't say enough great things about Daniel. We are very experienced when it comes to music teachers, my daughter (9) has been learning Suzuki violin for 5 years with multiple teachers and last year she decided to also start taking Bass. Her lessons are both challenging yet inspiring at the same time- a combination that is hard to do. Daniel listens to the student and has a natural knack for knowing how to change up the lesson when needed while still focusing on building a solid foundation. He understands that playing an instrument also needs a growing appreciation for music/songs that the instrument can play and he continues to grow her repertoire of song styles far beyond the classical that she is used to. Most importantly she looks forward to her lessons and loves playing to songs she is learning.

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Michael
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Excellent bass player and teacher

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Anders
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Daniel is an outstanding musician. I have had the distinct pleasure of witness this both as an audience member at his performances and while performing with me in my jazz trio. Daniel has a deep understanding of both classical music as well as jazz, rock and anything between. And best of all, despite all his great achievements and talent, he comes across as modest person who gives you inspiration to live up to his standards. He has quickly become one of the most sought after bass player and instructor in this region. I highly recommend him.

- Anders, saxophonist, TheSwedishJazz.com

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Allan
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Daniel is an accomplished Bassist, with the patience of a saint. He is Very knowledgeable about the history, and all aspects of the instrument, as well as teaching and explaining the playing technique and music theory. He is excellent with the bow on the upright bass as well!

Posted Mar 8, 2016

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Experience

Music Faculty
Sep 2019 - Present

Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria Campus)

I teach string bass (jazz and classical) and electric bass at the collegiate level here.

Bassist
Jul 2017 - Present

Luke James Shaffer

I am in Luke's band as his bassist and have composed some of the arrangements for horn parts and other instruments for shows/recordings. Luke's first CD, Luke James Shaffer vol. 1, was released in September 2018 and his first single "Pressure" has been streamed over 200k times on Spotify. He is a House Studio DC artist.

Bassist
Aug 2014 - Present

Cristian Perez Quintet

Cristian is a fantastic guitarist and composer from Argentina and the leader of CPQ. The CPQ is an ensemble that features flute, guitar, bandoneon, bass, and drums. This group has gotten to play at prestigious venues around the DC area such as Strathmore, Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Blues Alley, and Twins Jazz. In 2016, CPQ released a critically acclaimed album entitled Anima Mundi that stayed on World Music Charts for several months.

Guitarist
May 2013 - Present

International Strings Duo

This group is a violin/guitar duo that I started that plays a variety of styles including folk, classical, jazz, blues, and pop. We have performed at a number of the embassies around DC as well as weddings and concerts. It is a lot of fun.

Bassist
Aug 2006 - Present

Freelance Musician

I have gotten to play with tremendous musicians all over the country in many different genres. It has and continues to be a constant source of inspiration. Some highlights include sharing the stage with Jeremy Wilson (former trombonist with Vienna Philharmonic and current trombone professor at Vanderbilt University), Jerry Coker (jazz education pioneer, saxophonist with Woody Herman and Mel Lewis), and Andy Wood (national champion Guitar Center's Guitarmageddon, guitarist and mandolinist with Rascal Flatts).

Education

Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Sep 2013 - May 2015

George Mason University

Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz/String Bass Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2011

University of Tennessee

Awards

Bassist for USAF Band of the Golden West
Jun 2014

United States Air Force

School of Music Scholarship
Jun 2013

George Mason University

Barry McDonald Scholarship
Sep 2010

University of Tennessee

Affiliations

BMI
Apr 2014
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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