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I am available for lessons in your home, my home studio in Newhall, and online lessons worldwide. I have been playing guitar for over 13 years and teaching music since 2010. I teach all experience levels from beginner to advanced on electric, acoustic, and classical guitar.
Lesson are planned around goals the student sets. I also make sure students are taught proper technique, music reading, and ear-training, . My goal as a teacher is to help the student become a well rounded musician who plays guitar.
Popular artists from several genres that I have experience with range from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, The White Stripes, The Black Keys to Megadeth ,Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses, Pantera to Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Pick Floyd, and of course the list goes on. Personal guitar influences are John Frusciante and Marty Friedman.
I attended California State University Northridge where I earned a B.A. in Music Performance on Classical Guitar. When I can I still attend concerts and master classes given by premiere guitarists. I have been to master classes by revered musicians such as Paul O'Dette, Pepe Romero, and David Russell.
Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
· Guitar · Online Daniel is an excellent teacher! Very proffesional, skilled and patient.. He's been teaching my son guitar lessons for about 4 months now and we couldn't be happier with the results!
· Guitar · Online Wow! I love Daniel's approach to teaching, he was able to explain things in a way that made sense. After a few session he addressed a few issues I was having and setup plan that allowed me overcoming those struggles. Not only have I improved, im feeling more confident as a guitarist. I'm very excited to continue learning with Daniel as my teacher and I highly recommend him!
· Guitar · In home Daniel is a great instructor who is knowledgeable, patient, and punctual.
· Guitar · Online I haven't played my guitar in years and never really learned how to play. I wanted to try it again. Daniel was an excellent teacher! He is very knowledgeable about music and the guitar. He is also nice and patient. I enjoyed my lesson, learned a lot, and look forward to the next one. Gold star! I highly recommend Daniel.
· Classical Guitar · In home Very helpful and very professional. Was treated like family and would recommend to anyone looking for an instructor
· Guitar · highly recommend
My son started taking guitar lessons with Daniel in December. So far, we are very happy customers. He is talented, knowledgeable, professional, polite, and accommodating. We would highly recommend Daniel
· Guitar · Highly Recommended!!!
Daniel is an excellent teacher who patiently covered all of the issues that I needed help with. I have had advanced training in music, and he helped me more than most of my previous teachers ever did. I would highly recommend him without hesitation!
· Music Performance · Bass Guitar
Daniel gave me several lesson on my bass guitar when I started playing a few years back. He was very informative and very professional in giving lessons to me! He helped me on changing my strings and gave me lessons on proper technique on playing the bass!
· Guitar · Very Professional
Daniel is a very skilled and reliable musician. His passion for music is passed on to others and always leave with a great understanding of not only guitar, but the art of music. Great Job Daniel!