Daniel Coate

Daniel C.

Cleveland, OH

About Daniel C.

Daniel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: March 2000
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I am recent graduate of Music Composition and Theory from Antioch College, and I am a veteran of many bands, having performed in some of the largest venues around the country.

I favor a 'learning through experience' instruction style where my students can gain an in-depth understanding of music through the practice of their instrument. My students will quickly and simply learn the essentials of music theory, an understanding of what musical concepts are right for each situation and why, and the ability to compose and improvise musically while they are gaining the technical abilities and skills to flawlessly perform on their instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students will learn about scale, harmony, and its correct application. I will instruct them to quickly grasp the lay-out of their guitar and how it relates to the geometry of music -and thus they will be able to perform in a many styles of music within a very short period of time. This may sound difficult but it is incredibly simple in practice and can easily be learned by students of all ages! In as short of time as one or two lessons even beginning students will be playing beautiful music!

My curriculum is self-designed, but based on the experiential learning techniques, pioneered by Horace Mann, which he has been educated from. I have taught and studied music around the world, to discover the simple basics of music. Within a few short months each of my students has gained technical strength in playing their instrument and a confident understanding of the foundations of music. This teaches them the ability to write, perform, and improvise in any style of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio: iMac for recording, cabinet Acoustic bass amp, Fender guitar amps, drum set, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a vehicle with room to transport equipment.

*** Specialties ***
rock, rhythm and blues, blues, folk, alternative

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Stitches- Shawn Mendes


Music Teacher

Apr 2011 - Present



Sep 2003 - Apr 2008
Antioch College

Design and Illustration

Aug 2003 - Apr 2008
Antioch College

Music Theory and Performance

Aug 2003 - Apr 2008
Antioch College



Aug 2013

Music Teacher Certification

TakeLessons Certification

Apr 2011


Best Bass Player- Cleveland

Dec 2012
Scene Magazine
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5 Reviews on Daniel C.

Jayden Aug 28, 2015
Guitar · In home
Patient and very talented at guitar;
he is very caring and passionate about music and you can tell in the way
he takes time to make sure you know what you're learning on a deeper level
than just tone and chords.

Really appreciate him as a person and mentor. :)
TinaB1 Jun 26, 2012
Very Happy

I'm very happy with my teacher. I feel very comfortable trying to learn something that is new to me and Daniel always answers all of my questions.
BernieA Jan 9, 2012
Instructor is very good and easy to work with. I seem to be making progress (slowly).However, I found an "app" called ultimate guitar chords that give fingering for all notes and lets you hear alternate (simpler) fingering to test how it would sound.Depending on how that comes out will may change my plans to continue with lessons after the first four.
SteveW2 Jun 23, 2011
great teacher

Daniel is a great teacher. He takes his time and makes the lessons easy to understand.
jasons Apr 28, 2011

I'm learning a lot, and having fun while i'm at it. Dans great, an excellent teacher.