Daniel Lentz
Minneapolis, MN
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Daniel Lentz

Daniel L.

Minneapolis, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
IMPROVISERS! (Classical See below)
Have you always wanted to play violin by ear?!  To play all of your favorite songs or play in a band?!
Can you hum or whistle? Can you sing what you hear, even a few notes of it? 

If so, I can help you discover the improviser that already exists inside of you! It's gonna be fun🙂
And yes you will still have to run scales, there is no getting around it... I tried.
Under 16, parents must attend the full lesson and will assist in daily music practice.

CLASSICAL
You want a teacher who will set you up with the foundational technique you need while bringing in songs you've always wanted to learn.

We will go through the Suzuki Method books with supplemental material (though I am not a Suzuki teacher) to instill the art of balanced violin playing into your body and motor functions while our minds play with the beauty of rhythm, timing, tone, expression, and musicality. When you are ready, I am happy to arrange songs that fit your interest in addition to the core work.  Under 16, parents must attend the full lesson and will assist in daily music practice.

About Daniel L.

I love playing Jazz, Hip hop, Indie Rock, and Classical music. I've even been known to teach a fiddle tune or two.

If you want a strict classical track, we will work out of the Suzuki Method books while supplementing with some of your favorite popular tunes when you are ready.

I try to find out about my students, what they are interested in and how they learn so that I can keep them engaged and playing in a way that inspires them! If music lessons become just like a required class, what's the point? Lets work seriously but enjoy ourselves!

I own an electric violin, it's forest-green and has 5 strings on it :)

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Experience

Violinist
Jan 2006 - Present

Performer

I have played on stage at Barclays center in NYC, as well as venues like Mercury Lounge and Piano's. My band currently holds a residency at the Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Education

Self Directed Major - Global Power Structures Post WWII
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

New York University

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching the Violin and Viola - Creating a Healthy Foundation
Apr 2020

Northwestern University

This was a phenomenal course taught by Stacia Spencer about how to give young children, and beginning students more generally, a healthy foundation to begin playing the violin.

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