Daniel Craven

Daniel C.

Cartersville, GA

Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching private piano lessons to all ages (4-60+) at pretty much any level (beginner-advanced) for the past 7 years. I also began teaching musical groups 4 years ago consisting of instruments you would typically see in a rock band or big band. This year is my second year as the band director of the GA 4-H State Performing Arts Group, Clovers & Company. With my 18 years of musical experience (which began as classical training) and 10 years of music performance experience, I am able to teach my students nearly anything they want to learn.

Something that surprises my students when I first meet them is that my college education is not in music but, instead, in Psychology. I use my education to help my students find their weak points in learning and help them overcome those obstacles by looking at it from a psychological standpoint.

And before I go, if you like "normal" teachers, you came to the wrong place. I have been told by my students that I teach very differently than most other teachers have (mainly due to my psychology degree); however, they stick with me because I am different and morph my teaching style based on the need of the student learning.
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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

At my core, I am an entertainer. I have been performing music and magic for over 10 years in front of audiences and crowds ranging from my family to nearly 10,000 random people. I started music at the age of 5 and magic at the age of 9. I do my best to make my lessons interesting and engaging. I have no problem teaching out of a book or creating a home-made learning plan for you based on what musical path you want to go down.

Do you like classical music? Make sure to come Bach every week for your next lesson! Do you like music on the radio? Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing! Do you want to play in a band? Hold your applause until after the lesson! Don't know what you want to do? Don't feel bad because I am still figuring that out for myself.

My piano lessons will be taught to you from my own bedroom. I have a Kawai Studio keyboard that I will hook up to a board with a microphone to give you some top quality sound. I have a single HD webcam for now but will eventually purchase another one so that I can have 2 views to swap between (myself and my hand on the piano).

On the side, I also help tutor Psychology and teach website development. If you are interested in any of these lessons, feel free to ask me questions!

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Band Director of Clovers & Company
Aug 2017 - Present
Georgia 4-H Foundation

Jun 2017 - Present
Private company

Director of IT
Jun 2016 - Present
Envoy Equipment, LLC

Music Teacher
Aug 2011 - Present
Great Southern Music

Piano Vocal Accompanist
Jan 2015 - May 2016
Georgia Highlands College

Sales Representative
Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
Great Southern Music


Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Kennesaw State University
Minor in Leardership and Organizational Communication
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Kennesaw State University
Associate of Art, Psychology
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Georgia Highlands College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Safe Zone Certified
Apr 2016
Georgia Highlands College

QPR Certified
Mar 2016
Georgia Highlands College


1st Place in Performing Arts Piano for NW District
Mar 2012
Georgia 4-H
1st Place in Performing Arts Piano for NW District
Mar 2011
Georgia 4-H

Photos & Videos

My setup on Sunday mornings at Cartersville First Baptist Church.

Photo from setting up the band for a GA 4-H Clovers & Company performance (the other side of the drums has the horn section).

The stage at Union Hill Baptist church when I filled in one Sunday morning.
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8 Reviews

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Dylan May 25, 2018
Piano · In studio

Daniel is a great teacher if you want to learn music from all kinds of different genres and he’s flexible depending on what you want to learn. I’d recommend him to any wanting to learn.

Jerry May 22, 2018
Piano · In studio

My 13 year old son took piano lessons from Daniel. My son's knowledge, skills and interest grew as a result. Daniel was able to teach him fundamentals while allowing him to learn some pieces of his choice. Daniel kept him engaged and interested. It was an all-round great experience. Now, my son performs in the marching band at his high school and plays a number of instruments.

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Marie May 20, 2018
Piano · In studio

My adolescent grandson took piano lessons from Daniel for 3.5 years and learned enough to become a life long lover of music and has continued to enjoy playing this instrument. Daniel has a great rapport with young students.

Brian May 18, 2018
Music Performance · In home

Daniel Craven is an amazing teacher. He is a kind and helpful person you love to be around. I strongly recommend him as a performer (he rocks!) on any instrument. Guitar, drums, and he's the best piano player I've ever heard. I also recommend him as a teacher. This guy knows what he's doing :)

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Dalton May 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

Daniel is an excellent piano teacher. His grasp of both classical and popular styles makes him a versatile teacher that any student can find appealing. Professionally, he is flexible and ready to work making him an easy person to schedule with. I recommend him to anyone who is either looking to get started on piano or learn something more challenging.

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Will May 18, 2018
Music Performance · In home

So good! Super talented and very helpful. Totally helped me with arrangements and teaching me to work on my timing. Daniel is extremely talented and patient too! Great investment 👍

Emily May 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

Great teacher! He makes learning new concepts and techniques fun, is very attentive to the goals of the student, and receptive to feedback. Very flexible when dealing with rescheduling of appointments.

Jody May 17, 2018
Piano · In studio

I had an excellent experience taking lessons with Daniel. He takes his role as a teacher very seriously but at the same time makes his lessons fun and enjoyable. He uses his experience as a psychology graduate to provide unique and effective teaching methods. I had a specific goal in mind when I signed up to take lessons with him. He not only helped me achieve my goal, but I also learned a lot more than I ever expected in the process.

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