Daniel Skib

Daniel S.

South Pasadena, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I am so glad that you have decided to start learning the French horn. I have been teaching students of all ages and skill levels for 8 years. All of my lessons are built around you and finding the best ways to help you reach your goals as a musician. Along with building your skills as a horn player I can help you to develop other musical skills such as theory, pitch recognition, and musical phrasing. Looking forward to working with you!

About Daniel S.

Hello! My name is Daniel Skib, and I am a professional horn player based in the Los Angeles area. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, and from the University of Southern California with a Master of Music Degree in French horn performance.

I currently freelance in and around Los Angeles, including regular performances with the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Long Beach Symphony.

My passion for teaching matched with my passion for performance has shaped me into an effective and driven private teacher. I know that no two students are alike, and I look forward to getting to know you better to design a lesson program that is right for you!


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13 Reviews
Svend L.
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Daniel Skib is such a down to earth guy and his approach to horn playing reflects that poise and calmness that he possess. Working with him has really opened my eyes and ears to what it means to play horn with other musicians. His range is something else as well...!

Posted Mar 4, 2021
Chris O.
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Daniel is fully equipped to offer you great value for his services! In addition to being a world-class horn player, he also is able to hold his own writing and arranging music, producing drum tracks on Logic, and editing engaging online videos. If you want or need help with any of these areas, Daniel is the guy! Book him while he's this affordable!

Posted Jan 3, 2021
Alex M.
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I've played with Daniel for several years and he is an outstanding musician! He is a fearless horn player with a warm personality, he's easy going, flexible, creative, and extremely dedicated. If you have a chance to take a lesson with him I highly recommend it!

Posted Jan 2, 2021
Chris O.
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In lessons, Daniel makes you feel comfortable, all the while challenging you to improve and accomplish every goal you set out to achieve. He knows his stuff too. He can hold his own with equal confidence in the teaching and performance arenas. I once sat next to him as he delivered an unwavering and highly musical performance of all the exposed solos in Scheherazade in Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA to a PACKED audience. You owe it to yourself to grab lessons with him now while he's this affordable and available!

Posted Sep 3, 2020
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I'm a beginner french horn player from Los Angeles. I was nervous about starting French Horn lessons but Daniel made me feel comfortable right off the bat! He's been so great to work with, so positive and encouraging. I've learned a lot about french horn in our lessons, and also about music in general. I would strongly recommend anybody taking up the french horn to work with Daniel, his optimistic energy will get you sounding your best!!

Posted Aug 18, 2020
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Daniel is a fantastic musician who is extremely kind and patient. He is a professionally accomplished player who is able to effectively teach students of all levels. I have loved working with him and would recommend him to anyone!

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Michelle R.
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Daniel is not only an instructor but also a mentor for my son. He is very patient and knowledgeable, and builds confidence in my son every lesson. My son has improved immensely on his playing and overall musicianship, and looks forward to his weekly lessons with him. Could not recommend him more!!

Posted Jul 27, 2020
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Daniel is an extremely talented and passionate teacher and musician with a fun and positive attitude. I have gotten a lot better and I’ve had a great time in the process! I would recommend him for students of all ages, including adults!

Posted Jul 27, 2020
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Having worked with Daniel both online and in person I can for sure say he is a great teacher. I learned so much working with him! He is patient and kind while also pushing to get the best from me. Awesome teacher.

Posted Jul 21, 2020
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Daniel is an excellent teacher who cares about his students and works well with kids and folks of all age ranges. He passes on his love for music and French horn, and makes learning fun!

Posted May 10, 2020
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Taking lessons with Daniel is so much fun! He is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher that genuinely cares about the musical growth of his students.

Posted May 4, 2020
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I have known Daniel for a few years now. He is incredibly passionate, talented, and an excellent educator. Daniel works well with musicians across all age and experience levels. I can strongly recommend Daniel for anyone looking for a teacher. Worth every penny!!

Posted May 4, 2020
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Daniel is an amazing teacher and French horn player!

Posted May 4, 2020

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Mellophone Instructor
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Novi (MI) High School

I worked as a marching band instructor at Novi High School. My responsibilities included leading mellophone sectionals, assistant with full ensemble rehearsals and teaching marching fundamentals.

Assistant Horn Instructor
Jul 2018 - Jul 2018

University of Michigan - MPulse Institute

I worked as an assistant to Professor Adam Unsworth at the University of Michigan. We worked together to lead horn students in warmup classes, chamber music, and performance masterclasses.


Master of Music, Horn Performance
Aug 2018 - May 2020

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Music, Horn Performance
Sep 2013 - Apr 2018

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Sep 2013 - Apr 2018

University of Michigan



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