- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I am a drummer, composer and improviser from New York City. I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelors in Music, with a focus on jazz drumset, where I also studied various styles of world music and percussion.
I have been drumming for over 12 years, and understand the difficulties of figuring out where to start, what to practice, and how to improve. My versatility and formal training has helped me to provide students with a solid foundation on the technical aspects of drumming (reading music, hand technique, rudiments, coordination etc.) along with helping them find their own voice. You can expect me to design personalized lesson plans that are catered to your personality, taste and improvement.
To facilitate my students' learning, I provide various written materials, from method books to my own exercises. I typically start lessons on a practice pad before moving to the drum kit. I also work closely with the student to develop concise and organized practice routines, so that they understand what to work on during their own time. In my experience, I have found that this foundation in routine and gradual improvement is central to great musicianship, and with time, will open up a world of possibilities for creativity and expression.
I am very familiar and comfortable working with beginners, but can teach students of all ages and experience levels. Whether you want your child to turn their banging into music, or are looking to take your chops to the next level, I'm your guy!
Responsibilities included teaching drum lessons to Oberlin College and Conservatory students as well as members of the Oberlin Community; averaging 6 students per semester
Developed experience teaching drums to kids aged 9 -14. Coached various ensembles, assisting students in the creative process of writing and performing their own original compositions
Dan is the man!
Awesome teacher! I started from nothing (a few months ago) and already feel like i have improved after a few lessons. Really nice guy too!
Daniel is the real deal. His passion for drumming and music is inspiring and really comes through in his teaching. Our lessons are always productive and he continuously pushes me to improve. I couldn't ask for more in a teacher!
Dan is an excellent teacher! Very patient and caring and also great with kids. My son always looks forward to his lessons and has become a lot more interested in drumming and rhythms. Would definitely recommend!