- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Daniel Tressel, cellist and composer, received a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in cello performance from University of Nevada and University of Illinois, respectively. Daniel went on to receive his Doctor of Musical Arts in music composition from Michigan State University where he studied under Dr. Ricardo Lorenz.
As a cellist, Daniel has performed as a soloist with the Livingston Symphony, University of Nevada Symphony and Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra. On numerous occasions he has been invited to present recitals and masterclasses in China at Universities such as Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Shandong University, and Zhejiang Conservatory of Music. He is a founding member of Duo Piacevole and the Armonia String Quartet, and has performed as an orchestral musician with the Reno Philharmonic, Lansing Symphony, Jackson Symphony, and West Michigan Symphony, among others.
As a composer, Daniel has received commissions from the Verdehr Trio, Livingston Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Jackson Youth Symphony, and Mason Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, he was named the winner of the Merle J. Isaac Composition Competition for his orchestral work Sunday Stroll. His most recent commission, a new work for solo violin, is scheduled to be released on White Pine Records.
Daniel currently is the cello faculty at Albion College, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School, and Bay View Music Festival. He previously taught as a music theory/composition faculty at Spring Arbor University.
Daniel is helping my ten year old to develop skills that prepare him for success in cello performance. His patient, well-spoken style is useful and encouraging. Lessons are structured, yet varied. My child’s interest is maintained throughout the 45 minute lesson.+ Read More
Daniel is a patient and thorough teacher. He provides structured lessons with enough flexibility to address any specific difficulties a student is encountering; either with the lesson material, or material from any activities the student participates in. Personally he has helped with technical bits from music I've played at church as well as music from a youth orchestra I belong to.+ Read More
Daniel is an excellent instructor for all ages and abilities. He is encouraging and patient with his students.
I’ve been taking classes with Daniel for two years. He is a great teacher!
Daniel has a rare combination of talent, professionalism and insight coupled with a good deal of patience, and has brought me further in my study of the cello than I had expected as a late beginner. His knowledge of the instrument and expertise are flawless, and it is clear that he has a great dedication to his students' success.+ Read More