Daniel Powell

Daniel P.

Austin, TX
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Country Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I’ve been playing guitar for over half my life and teaching for five years now. My love for music has played a huge role in my life, and I love sharing this passion with my students. Whether you are wanting to learn how to perform, compose music, or play your favorite song, I promise to help you achieve your goal. I’ve taught a variety of ages, and I truly believe it's never too early or late to learn an instrument. Every student is unique in what they are wanting to learn, so I promise to structure each student’s lessons to fit their individual goals and interests. It's also very important to me that my students enjoy each and every lesson, so the student is in complete control of their learning.
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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

Hello! I’ve been playing guitar for over half my life and teaching for five years now. I first began learning guitar at a young age, and my passion for music has grown ever since.

My musical education began with guitar and music theory lessons when I was ten years old and continued until I graduated high school. These lessons included songwriting, music theory, and many other topics related to guitar. I also learned a variety of musical genres, including classic rock, acoustic, pop, country, and a bunch more. Being exposed to such a wide range of artists and genres was an incredible experience because it allowed me to learn numerous techniques and musical arrangements. This is also where I fell in love with artists like John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. These influential artists played a huge role in shaping my guitar playing, songwriting, and technique. This also led to me joining a singer-songwriter trio called Two Beards and a Boy where I was the lead guitarist. We currently perform at city events, fundraisers, and numerous restaurants in the DFW area.

In middle school, I became the lead electric guitarist in my church’s band. I have also lead the worship service on multiple occasions and subbed in at different instruments as needed. I also began taking private vocal performance lessons where I learned how to read music, sight read, and other musical skills. I continued taking these lessons in high school, where I was involved in multiple nationally ranked choirs and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Being involved in my high school's varsity choir not only honed my overall musical abilities but led to opportunities accompanying the choir as a guitarist.

My love for music has played a huge role in my life, and I love sharing this passion with my students. Nothing beats the excitement of a student as they’re able to play their first song. Whether you are wanting to learn how to perform, compose music, or play your favorite song, I promise to help you achieve your goal.

I began giving guitar and music theory lessons in high school. I’ve taught a variety of ages, and I truly believe it's never too early or late to learn an instrument. Every student is unique in what they are wanting to learn, so I promise to structure each student’s lessons to fit their individual goals and interests. Also, it's very important to me that my students enjoy each and every lesson, so the student is in complete control of their learning. I have been working with children and youth for many years through the Upward Sports program, and I love building connections with all of my students to create a comfortable and fun learning environment.

As a college student at UT, I am very flexible with scheduling, so feel free to contact me about available times for lessons. I hope to hear from you soon, and please let me know if you have any questions!

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Experience

Band Member
Jan 2015 - Present
Two Beards and a Boy

I am a member of a singer-songwriter trio. We have written and performed songs at city events, fundraisers, and numerous restaurants in the DFW area. We have also collaborated with other musicians along the way.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
Guitar and Music Theory Lessons

I have been giving private guitar lessons for numerous years that included basic technique, music theory, song-writing, etc.

Lead Electric Guitarist
Aug 2013 - Aug 2018
Lake Arlington Baptist Church

I played guitar and helped lead the children's and main worship service.

Varsity Choir Member
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Martin High School

I was a member of Martin High School's varsity choir all four years of high school. We performed at multiple state-level competitions, fundraisers, and Carnegie Hall.


Education

Biology and Exercise Science
Aug 2018 - Present
The University of Texas at Austin
Music Theory
Jun 2010 - Jul 2018
Private Lessons
Gutiar
Jun 2010 - Jul 2018
Private Lessons
Summa Cum Laude
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Martin High School
Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Private Lessons

Certifications

CPR Certified
Aug 2016
Red Cross

Awards

Eagle Scout
Sep 2017
Boy Scouts of America
National Honor Society
Jan 2016
NHS

Affiliations

National Eagle Scout Association
Sep 2017

The purpose of NESA: to identify Eagle Scouts and to provide a manpower resource for local councils. The primary objective of local chapters is to guide Eagle Scouts of all ages into service within the local council. All BSA councils have membership enrolled in the National Eagle Scout Association.

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National Honors Society
Jan 2016

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Boy Scouts of America
Jan 2010

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

An original song I composed titled “For Good”
A cover of "Amie" by Pure Prairie League
A cover of “The Cave” by Mumford & Sons
A cover of "Rivers and Roads" by The Head and The Heart
Performing at J. Gilligans in the DFW area

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Performing an original song at Truth Vinyl in the DFW area
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15 Reviews

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Bekah Apr 30, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Daniel was the most helpful teacher that I've ever had! He is extremely talented and was so prepared for every lesson. Even when I ran into error he was patient and helped me figure out what to do better next time. I recommend!

Jason Apr 30, 2019
Acoustic Guitar ·

Daniel is a great teacher and an even better person. If you are looking for a musical instructor for your child that can also be a role model then Daniel Powell is it. Great knowledge of the guitar. Good attitude with the kids he teaches. Very patient. Highly recommended

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Janet Apr 28, 2019
· In studio

Daniel is an amazing guitar player, as well as a great young man! He will be an incredible teacher to any student as well as a role model.

Daniel S. Apr 28, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I've known Daniel for 10 years. On top of being one of the most talented guitar players I've ever known, he's also a stand up guy with integrity and excellent character. I've shared the stage with Daniel for a number of years leading worship for a wide variety of audiences, and through that time I've had the privilege to see Daniel love people well, all the while progressing as a musician himself. I will definitely continue to recommend Daniel to anyone seeking a fun and productive learning environment.

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Mike Apr 27, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Daniel is Great to work with. He takes time to understand what you want to learn and makes happen. His knowledge outstanding. If you want to be very technical or more relaxed he finds a way to get you there. He has been very flexible to meet at my home at convenient times.

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Brock Apr 27, 2019
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I have not personally taken guitar lessons from Daniel, but I have been performing with him for a few years, and he is an extremely proficient guitarist and musician. He is a very responsible, respectful young man, and I have heard nothing but positive things from his students!

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Kathleen Feb 28, 2019
Guitar · In home

Daniel is very patient and my daughter is learning very quickly from him. Very happy with him and will continue to have him as a teacher

Karen T. Jan 21, 2019
Guitar · In home

Even though it was my first lesson, Daniel came prepared with exactly the kinds of things I want to learn. And he’s very encouraging!

Meredith Jan 11, 2019
Guitar · In studio

Daniel did such an amazing job working with my son on his electric guitar lessons!

From a parent's perspective, he charged a very reasonable rate, he was willing to work with our schedules, and his communication with me was both timely and professional.

My son loved working with Daniel because, while he did dedicate time to teaching my son the fundamentals, he also allowed my son to bring in pieces of music that were self-selected. Being able to learn excerpts from his favorite songs really motivated my son to pick up his guitar instead of his XBox controller!

I highly recommend Daniel as a teacher. He is knowledgable, encouraging, and passionate about music in a way that is contagious. We wish he still lived close enough to us to continue lessons!

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Mashelle Nov 19, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Daniel is a patient and kind teacher. He has a gift for playing the guitar and for teaching it. He is a natural leader and teacher. We highly recommend Daniel for any guitar lessons.

Pauline Nov 17, 2018
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Daniel is a phenomenal musician- he is a rare combination of technical excellence and musical expression. He is remarkable at working with students of all ages-patient and kind and communicates well. He is also both reliable and responsible.

Blair Nov 16, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Daniel is an excellent teacher. He gave my 13 year old son lessons. He kept him engaged. Was able to keep him focused. With the ability to progress. If not for Daniel moving off to college I would still be using him to give lessons to my son.

Robin Nov 16, 2018
Guitar · In home

Daniel taught my son guitar. My son learned so much from him in that time. He is a wonderful teacher and person.

Gwen Nov 15, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Daniel taught our son and our son truly grew in his musical talent. Daniel challenged our son and encouraged him to pick music he wanted to learn. Frankly we are sad he is in Austin now but are excited for his next journey!

Ted Nov 12, 2018
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Daniel has been great. I'm in my 50's and am just now starting out with guitar. Daniel has been very patient with me and worked hard to find ways to teach me so that it made sense to me. I was able to learn at my pace and be able to play songs I wanted to learn. I would definitely recommend him.

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