Daniel Gostelow

Daniel G.

Buffalo, NY

About Daniel G.

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Daniel teaches: Ages 12 and up
Teaching since: August 2014
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I specialize in teaching music theory and ear training to students at every level of musical experience, from the new beginner (including those who cannot read music) to the most advanced conservatory student. For the past two years I have taught over 30 students in both private and classroom settings. This has been a very rewarding and instructive experience for me! Not only have I learned a good deal more about these interesting subjects, but the growth and success of my students has been both gratifying and stimulating.

My priority in teaching is to focus on each student's specific needs. Everyone learns at a different pace and has different objectives, but whatever the goals of the student are, I can lead him or her through each topic or skill in a clear, understandable way.

In music theory, I have taught everything from the basics (key signatures, scales, chord types) to some of the most advanced topics in undergraduate and graduate musical studies (form, part-writing, counterpoint, advanced harmonic analysis, Schenkerian analysis). In ear training, I am very experienced in assisting the student in recognizing and notating everything from single chords to complex passages of music.

I believe that proficiency in both music theory and ear training benefits anyone interested in music, regardless of their musical goals or technical expertise. It leads to a better understanding of music and hence a greater enjoyment of it, and for the musician, an enhanced capacity to communicate expressively or to compose. And best of all, it’s fun!

I am able to meet in person and willing to teach online. Please contact me if you have any questions!

Experience

Private Instructor

Jan 2015 - Present
Daniel Gostelow's Studio

I teach students in the community through a private studio.

University Teaching Assistant

Aug 2014 - Present
SUNY Buffalo

I teach music theory, ear training, aural skills and keyboard classes to both music majors and non-majors.

Education

M.A./Ph. D. Music Composition

Aug 2014 - Present
SUNY Buffalo

B.M. Music Composition

Sep 2010 - May 2014
Oberlin College and Conservatory

Trombone Performance

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Oberlin Conservatory Dean's Talent Award

Sep 2010
Oberlin Conservatory

Henry Mancini Memorial Scholarship in Music Composition

Jun 2010
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
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3 Reviews on Daniel G.

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Lynn Aug 1, 2016
Music Theory · Online
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Highly recommended! I took online and Skype lessons for about one year with Daniel. He is an excellent and very patient teacher. I am a pianist with no previous training in theory and ear training, but through his tutoring I was able to learn the basics of these subjects.
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Keith Jul 25, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Daniel is very helpful, nice and knowledgeable. He taught me how to read music and do chord analysis. Always very clear.
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Lynn Jul 22, 2016
Music Theory · Online
Highly recommended! I took online and Skype lessons for about one year with Daniel. He is an excellent and very patient teacher. I am a pianist with no previous training in theory and ear training, but through his tutoring I was able to learn the basics of these subjects.
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