Daniel Reed
Longview, WA
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Daniel Reed

Daniel R.

Longview, WA
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I offer 24 years of experience playing, and 17 years teaching privately and as a public school band director. My curriculum focuses on technique, theory, style, and interpretation.

To develop quality drumming technique, an emphasis on playing position, grip, and sticking is incorporated in each portion of a given lesson.

The importance of theory and rudiments is outlined and taught with each lesson. A challenging assignment to improve technical ability and music theory knowledge directly correlated to the assigned repertoire will help students understand the structure of the music they are practicing.

Students will dedicate practice time to both rudimental drumming and set drumming. Demonstrating the highest level of performance and knowledge of a piece is the desired result. A portion of each lesson is also dedicated to students learning the various styles on the drum set.

If you are up for a challenging and fun workout on the drums, hit me up for lessons!

About Daniel R.

I have been playing saxophone for 24 years, drums for 10 years, and have been teaching both privately and as a public school band director for 17 years. I hold both a bachelor's and a master's degree in music education from Portland State University, and am a National Board Certified Teacher.

I play professionally around the Northwest outside of my day job as a band director. I spend most of my time playing in jazz and classical groups, but have taken the occasional side gig of rock, blues, or show music.

I have had the pleasure of playing with fine classical wind bands like the Northwest Wind Symphony and Portland Wind Symphony. On the jazz side, I spent many years with the It's About Time Big Band, the 7th Street Jazz Band, and the Northwest Jazz Orchestra. I often play small side gigs and summer concert series, most recently performing with the well known rock band The Kingsmen.

My teaching style is structured and challenging, but rewarding and fun for any age or experience level. Many students leave my studio exhausted and motivated to play more!

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Experience

Instrumental Music Director
Aug 2011 - Present

Longview Public Schools

I currently serve as the Instrumental Music Director at Mt. Solo Middle School, part of the Longview School District, in Longview, WA. I teach students on all band and orchestra instruments from beginning ensembles in 6th grade through 8th grade.

Education

Master of Education, Music Ed
Jul 2007 - Jun 2008

Portland State University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

Portland State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

National Board Certified Teacher
Nov 2015

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

I hold a National Board certificate in Music Education.

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