Daniel Griesgraber
Reseda, CA
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Daniel Griesgraber

Daniel G.

Reseda, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We start with the basics. The names and numbers of the strings and fingers. I teach simple cords in a way that you can learn fast and easy. I have fun exercises and cool songs written in normal musical notation and Tablature. Learn Finger Picking, Various Strumming patterns and styles, Melody lines. My specialty? How to lead singing with your guitar!! And I am bi-lingual in Spanish and English

About Daniel G.

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.
What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/Synagogue? Disney careers, rock/pop bands? Becoming a professional or just for personal enrichment!! I am able to help you move closer to reaching that dream!!! I am a graduate of USD with a B.A. in Philosophy with an emphasis in musical performance. I also hold a Masters degree, completed California Teaching Credential Curriculum from Chapman University and completed Doctoral Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I studied voice, guitar and piano classes throughout grade school, high school, college and post-graduate training. I specilized in vocal training with Robert Austin and in San Francisco with Richard Nichol of the Garcia-Marchesi Institute. I sang with the Palm Beach Florida Opera Company. I am a tenor with a 3.5 octave range. I also sang and performed in Musicals and Operas and Sacred Oratorios from Maui to Florida. I am the proud "dad" of two high school aged children who are excellent students!
I teach voice (beginner to professional levels), guitar (acoustic and electric: beginners to Intermediate) and basic piano. I have been teaching private lessons for 7 years. I also offer voice or guitar classes at St. Cecelia's School of Music in Canoga Park, and privately in my home Reseda. I focus my instruction on "correct" breathing and proper singing. My time-tested techniques will improve and protect your voice from injury.and produce a beautiful tone and wonderful performance. I teach guitar chords, reading standard musical notation as well as tablature. For beginning piano students of all ages I teach you how to read music, play scales, strenghten your finger strength and play cords and song.

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Timothy Quimbo
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Posted Apr 30, 2020
Denise Bennett
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Posted Apr 17, 2020
Stefanie
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Mr. G goes over and above to help me pursue my interests. He helped me sing through a difficult time while my voice was changing. He supports me at performances and never fails to make me laugh. Working with him has been a fantastic experience and I feel that I have grown so much.

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Megan
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I got in touch with Daniel so I could get back in singing shape as an adult who had lapsed - a lot! He's friendly, kind, and patient, with a clear way of explaining technique that's really helped me get it. I've improved noticeably in a short amount of time!

Posted Nov 15, 2019
Fred E.
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Going to take time and Daniel is a font of knowledge, patient and funny):_

Posted Mar 4, 2019
Ben R.
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Daniel was a great instructor to learn with, he was very kind and likable as well as being a good teacher with a great understanding Spanish with an emphasis on spoken Spanish over academic Spanish. Daniel was a great teacher I would recommend to anyone.

Posted Jul 31, 2018
Nelson
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Daniel understood exactly what my goals and abilities were. He presented the first lesson in an easy-to-understand manner. I am excite to work with him.

Posted Jan 10, 2018
Caroline M.
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If I could give 10,000 stars I would! Daniel is an amazing, ( incredibly patient), fun, great teacher! He is charasmatic and is able to make everything fun so you never feel like you're bored! He is so kind, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn guitar!

Posted Aug 8, 2017
Ron
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Daniel is a fantastic voice teacher and coach. My style of choice is mostly rock/blues, as I've been playing guitar forever, but only this year began to sing. He has taught me the correct way, recommended teaching material, and now that I'm recording, is helping me find my own voice. I think he could help anybody in most any other style too. He's the best.

Posted Jun 18, 2017
Rahul
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I'm 25 and had never learned singing in my life, but wanted to surprise my girlfriend (a singer herself) as part of a proposal. Mr. G was an extremely experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive teacher who carefully considered my strengths and weaknesses to deliver a personalized training plan. In a few months after being a total beginner, I was ready and the proposal was extremely successful. I cannot thank him enough for this wonderful gift, and I continued lessons since because I enjoyed his exceptional teaching. 10/10 would recommend.

Posted Jun 14, 2017
Riley
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I was honestly speechless during my first lesson! Daniel G is the person I have been looking for in a long time. Daniel G is a great teacher! He has such a powerful and controlled voice and what a great personable guy! I just recorded a song tonight and I can already hear and feel a difference. After my voice changed, I kept getting frustrated trying to find the right teacher. I actually think I learned and improved more from my first lesson with Daniel than weeks with others. I'm almost hesitant to write this review in fear Daniel will have less time with me. 8-)

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Diego Urquiza
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MR.G Is a great teacher and because of him I am not scared to sing in public.

Posted May 23, 2016
Tanya
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Very patient and flexible with your schedule. My Son has had so much fun.

Posted Apr 3, 2016
Megan S.
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Was just what we were looking for.

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Joe Castiglione
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Daniel's instruction and support have been invaluable to me. He has an amazing ability to identify where I am having difficulties, and his insightful visualizations have really helped me understand what and how to improve. Daniel's teaching has shown me the great joy in singing.

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Yesenia C.
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Awesome is all I have to say. Daniel Griesgraber is my daughter's vocal instructor and she has learned many techniques. She has improved a lot on her breathing and singing abilities. We love Mr. G

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Elyas R.
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Daniel is a great singing instructor, with a broad knowledge of singing styles ranging from Opera to pop. It's very apparent he knows his craft and he is able to break it down to its basic parts for the beginning student.

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Julia Yesionek
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Daniel is as passionate about singing as he is about teaching. He is very technical and knowledgeable about how to use the different body parts correctly to produce the best sound. My daughter enjoyed taking lessons from him and learned a great deal.

Posted Aug 30, 2015
Nigel G.
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I am so happy with how things are going with Daniel, a.k.a., Mr. G.! He is working with my 5 year old son to help him with his speech issues (i.e., clarity, continuity, strength of breath, etc.) and has made it so fun for him. These are still very much so vocal lessons, where my son is tapping into his singing abilities too. But, Daniel has provided us with vocal and breathing exercises to do during the week and my son actually enjoys this. We are seeing the improvements already. My son feels very comfortable with Daniel, who is very capable of reigning in a little boy with 'ants in his pants'. I love that my little son is looking forward to his next lesson with Daniel. I highly recomment him!

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Don M.
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This guy knows his stuff and communicates clearly I learned more about breathing--fry, diaphram, 3 levels of breath intake--than I ever did with other teachers,

Bravo, Daniel G

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Nelly C.
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Daniel, is currently working with our 7 year old daughter. She is really enjoying her lessons and he does a great job working with her and making it fun.

Posted Apr 28, 2015
Jackie T.
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My daughter has taken lessons with at least 5 other voice teachers over the past 4 years, and Daniel is by far the best fit. He is encouraging and knowledgeable. The difference between a song we think she has down, and the song after she works on it with Daniel is just amazing. She wants to sing and play bass professionally, so we tap into Daniel's expertise about the music industry and bring songs for auditions, solos, performances, etc. to him with no advance warning and he teaches her how to approach them. He consciously expands her range on the low side as well as high side. Most importantly, he is very professional, kind and supportive about life, not just in music. And, of course, there is his amazing voice that can shake our house if we ask him to sing something!

Posted Jan 4, 2015

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Experience

Voice and Guitar/Piano Instructor
May 2007 - Present

Mr. G's Studios

In home or studio/private or group-family voice, piano and guitar lessons

Education

BA Liberal Arts with secondary emphasis on Theater and Musical Performance Teaching Credential
Sep 2000 - Aug 2001

University of San Diego BA Chapman University Teaching Credential

Education
Sep 1999 - Aug 2000

Chapman University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

California Teaching Credential
Dec 2001

Chapman University

I completed the Credential Course and immediately took a position as Department Chair of Performing Arts at Mercy High School in Red Bluff CA

Awards

Outstanding MC and Entertainer/ San Diego Coalition for the Homeless
Dec 2014

William Sturgeon CPA/Chairman of the Board/ San Diego Coalition for the Homeless

Day Jams Vocal Instructor of Excellence
Jul 2011

Day Jams Rock and Roll Camp

Affiliations

National Association of Music Merchants
Sep 2007
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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