Daniel Lindey
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Daniel Lindey

Daniel L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As I have taught many students on many different instruments, my focus has been on providing students with a firm foundation, including proper posture, breathing, embouchure, technique, and pitch/rhythm literacy. Beyond a traditionally classical approach, I believe strongly in listening to my students to realize what they desire to learn. Many students are primarily interested in learning the jazz style, including improvisation, which includes a great deal of listening, transcribing, and practicing of patterns/riffs.

About Daniel L.

Greetings! I started playing the saxophone at the age of seven. Having an incredible middle school band teacher, I was drawn to teaching at an early age. In 2001, I completed my student teaching at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in I K-12 Instrumental Music Education. I have taught students in various music classes, mostly band and music technology, in alternative, independent, and public schools for 15 years. In addition to teaching, I am a professional musician. I founded and play baritone saxophone in The Jazz Conspiracy Big Band, a professional swing dance band in the Pittsburgh area.

I am a PA licensed K-12 Music Educator with current clearances. Having taught in various public and private schools for 15+ years, I have a great deal of experience working with students of all ages and at all levels of knowledge and skill. I have taught students in band, orchestra, music technology, general music, and AP music theory. My primary instrument is the saxophone, which I have played for 35 years. In addition to full-time teaching, I have taught students privately since the age of 15. While the majority of my private teaching has been on saxophone, I've also taught students the clarinet, flute, piano, and trumpet. Lastly, with a degree in instrumental music education, I received pedagogical instruction and basic proficiency on all band and jazz instruments, including 4 semesters of piano and 2 semesters of percussion.

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Experience

Professional Musician
Aug 2011 - Present

The Jazz Conspiracy Big Band

I am the founder, president, and baritone sax player of The Jazz Conspiracy Big Band in Pittsburgh, PA. This 17-piece big band (swing band) consists of 17 of the finest jazz and swing musicians in the area. Playing professionally is extremely important to me as a music teacher.

Music Teacher
Oct 2001 - Present

Various Public Schools

I have taught students in various music classes for 15 years. (Band, Orchestra, Music Technology, Music Theory and Composition, AP Music Theory, and General Music.) A few schools include San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6-12 (CAPA), North Allegheny Senior High, and Pittsburgh Public Schools (Brashear H.S. and Obama Academy 6-12).

Education

Bachelor of Science - Instrumental Music Education (PK-12)
Sep 1995 - Dec 2000

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Instructional II Teaching Certification (K-12, Pennsylvania)
May 2016

PA Department of Education

K-12 Music Certification (Pennsylvania)
Jul 2008

PA Department of Education

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