Daniel Plane

Daniel P.

Encinitas, CA
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About Daniel P.

Daniel teaches and performs classical, jazz, gypsy swing, traditional irish music, old time fiddle, bluegrass and country, blues, and rock and roll. Instruments included but not limited to: cello, violin, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bass.

Daniel graduated in 2007 with a cello performance degree from the Longy School of Music after attending the Berklee School in Boston. His 10 years of teaching experience are enriched by his ability to approach and perform a wide variety of musical styles on numerous instruments. He performs regularly with the San Diego hot band Gypsy Groove, and can also be seen at wineries and the occasional contradance. His private studio has included all abilities and ages from 4-93, and he continues to teach from his home in Encinitas, CA.

His teachers include Terry King and Eugene Friesen. Daniel has toured nationally and performed with musical pioneers such as Darol Anger. His multi-talented background gives him a unique insight into teaching all stringed instruments.

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  • Speaks Rock and Roll, English, Classical (Baroque/Classical/Romantic), Celtic (Irish/Scottish), Blues, Bluegrass (The High Lonesome Sound)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006

Reviews (4)

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Adam Z. Dec 16, 2019
Fiddle · In studio

I started taking fiddle lessons with Daniel having basically zero experience with the instrument, and in just a handful of weeks, I can't believe how much I've learned! Daniel really excels at tailoring his teaching to my individual needs, interests, and pace of learning. Each week I leave feeling challenged and motivated, but never frustrated. I'm having a great time, and always look forward to my next lesson.

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Michelle B. May 17, 2019
Cello · In home

Daniel is so patient and easy to work with ~ he makes learning the cello seem so easy and natural and has so many practical ways of explaining an instrument I have no prior knowledge of. I had never played a stringed instrument but always loved the cello, so I was a bit nervous to begin. His gentle nature and patience have made me even more enthusiastic to learn. I have been loving each lesson and look forward to the next each time I leave! I'm looking forward to next week already! :-)

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Jeff Jan 13, 2019
Fiddle · In studio

Super friendly guy, learned a lot at my first lesson and looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Robert K. Sep 13, 2018
Mandolin · In home

Daniel really knows his stuff. I learned a lot today!


String Maestro
Jan 2003 - Present

Private Studio

Lessons for all ages and abilities from the professor of strings Cello Violin Guitar Mandolin

Cello Instructor
Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

Northampton Community Music Center

Community Music school in Northampton, Massachusetts


Undergraduate Cello Performance
Sep 2004 - May 2007

Longy School of Music


Bluegrass (The High Lonesome Sound)

Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Celtic (Irish/Scottish)

Professional Proficiency

Classical (Baroque/Classical/Romantic)

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Rock and Roll

Professional Proficiency

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