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Daniel D.
Kansas City, Kansas
I've been teaching guitar for almost ten years and work hard with each student to establish and meet their own goals. I'm focused on helping you become the player you want to be. Rather than applying a generic curriculum, I create my own lessons based on what each student likes and wants to learn. We can focus on a specific style or technique, or even a singular artist; whatever is required to help you become the player you want to be.
About Daniel D.

Dan is a teacher and guitarist from Kansas City, KS. As a teenager he studied blues and jazz with former B.B. King sideman Dwight Foster. This background aided him when he took classes in jazz improvisation and music composition at the University of Kansas. At KU, he started giving guitar lessons and teaching English Literature to help pay tuition. He also joined the blues-rock/metal hybrid Inphobic, a group that went on to play with Carlos Santana, Everlast, and Cheap Trick among others. After finishing his MA at Pittsburg State University, he returned to Kansas City and began teaching in the Kansas City, KS school district. His five years of high school teaching (to go along with another three at the college level) has showed him that being a great teacher is both the greatest challenge and the greatest reward. As a result, he has dedicated himself to combining that passion for teaching with his love for the guitar and music. Over the last few years, he has developed guitar curriculum that both teaches students things they want to know as well as how to communicate with other musicians in almost any musical capacity. He frequently shows up at local jam sessions and plays studio sessions. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons are very relaxed but still move at a fast pace. I realize that not all students learn at the same rate and in the same manner and I do my best to accommodate whatever the needs of the student might be. Students will learn a variety of styles but there always be an emphasis on their specific interests as it relates to the guitar. A beginning student will be given a solid background in theory and in reading music as well as learning songs that they want to learn. In three months, the beginning student will be able to play basic songs and read music, as well as begin to apply theory to a variety of musical styles. In six months, the beginning student will be developing more difficult techniques on the guitar, beginning to learn the art of lead guitar and learning more complicated tunes. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome too, but they may want to focus on specific styles, techniques or songs. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar, amp, etc. *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, amp, etc. The student should contact the instructor if s/he needs to borrow a guitar for the lesson. *** Specialties *** Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Improvisation, and Composition at all levels beginner, intermediate and advanced.

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Teaching since 2014

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Daniel D.
Kansas City, Kansas
I've been teaching guitar for almost ten years and work hard with each student to establish and meet their own goals. I'm focused on helping you become the player you want to be. Rather than applying a generic curriculum, I create my own lessons based on what each student likes and wants to learn. We can focus on a specific style or technique, or even a singular artist; whatever is required to help you become the player you want to be.
About Daniel D.

Dan is a teacher and guitarist from Kansas City, KS. As a teenager he studied blues and jazz with former B.B. King sideman Dwight Foster. This background aided him when he took classes in jazz improvisation and music composition at the University of Kansas. At KU, he started giving guitar lessons and teaching English Literature to help pay tuition. He also joined the blues-rock/metal hybrid Inphobic, a group that went on to play with Carlos Santana, Everlast, and Cheap Trick among others. After finishing his MA at Pittsburg State University, he returned to Kansas City and began teaching in the Kansas City, KS school district. His five years of high school teaching (to go along with another three at the college level) has showed him that being a great teacher is both the greatest challenge and the greatest reward. As a result, he has dedicated himself to combining that passion for teaching with his love for the guitar and music. Over the last few years, he has developed guitar curriculum that both teaches students things they want to know as well as how to communicate with other musicians in almost any musical capacity. He frequently shows up at local jam sessions and plays studio sessions. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons are very relaxed but still move at a fast pace. I realize that not all students learn at the same rate and in the same manner and I do my best to accommodate whatever the needs of the student might be. Students will learn a variety of styles but there always be an emphasis on their specific interests as it relates to the guitar. A beginning student will be given a solid background in theory and in reading music as well as learning songs that they want to learn. In three months, the beginning student will be able to play basic songs and read music, as well as begin to apply theory to a variety of musical styles. In six months, the beginning student will be developing more difficult techniques on the guitar, beginning to learn the art of lead guitar and learning more complicated tunes. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome too, but they may want to focus on specific styles, techniques or songs. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar, amp, etc. *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, amp, etc. The student should contact the instructor if s/he needs to borrow a guitar for the lesson. *** Specialties *** Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Improvisation, and Composition at all levels beginner, intermediate and advanced.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2014

Education

MSE in Education

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 1+

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Teacher's Studio

Excellent teacher. Excited for the rest of my lessons and to learn to play the guitar!

Posted Mar 31, 2016
Teacher's Studio

My very first lesson on the guitar. I was not disappointed.

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Student's home

I would highly recommend any prospective students to explore lessons with Daniel. He was great! He tailored the lessons around what I wanted to learn, and gave exercises that were very specific and targeted toward my goals, not his. In addition, it was a lot of fun and the material we worked on was challenging and very applicable to what I wanted to learn. First rate instructor!

Posted Aug 31, 2015
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