Daniel Urbanowicz
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Daniel Urbanowicz

Daniel U.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
First lesson we will get acquainted with your goals and what you are looking for out of lessons. Then I will assign fun technique building exercises along with goal pieces that we will work on together. Expect to have fun and enjoy music!

About Daniel U.

I began playing the violin at age 7 and I have enjoyed every moment since! I switched to the viola at age 19 and pursued both a bachelor's and master's in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Music is always a journey and I have been lucky enough to perform in Germany, Denmark, Japan, China, and even in Carnegie Hall! I have been teaching for over 13 years and I have had students go on to play in Carnegie Hall, attend Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, and pursue degrees in music. There is so much joy in music and I try to always help students discover their own voice trough refining technique and constant shifts in perspective to solve problems and move forward. Music should always be fun and ultimately I want to give students the skills to teach themselves and to become their own musical force! Discover your inner musical power, learn to trust your ear, and have fun getting lost in the music!

I specialize in, viola, violin, and viola d'amore.

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suzanne icely
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Daniel is excellent ! Highly recommended.

Posted Mar 9, 2020
Beth G.
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Daniel was friendly, approachable, and made me very comfortable. He was positive and encouraging and used every minute of the lesson to the max...I learned SO MUCH in just one lesson. You can tell he really wants to you to succeed. I can't wait to see where we will go!

Posted Jan 8, 2020
Karen H.

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My husband and I were extremely pleased with the progress our son Thomas made with Dan. Thomas started playing last year and was progressing faster than the rest of his third grade class which is why we were looking for a private teacher to help him along. Before taking lessons with Dan I had a hard time getting Thomas to practice. Thomas has begun practicing all on his own because he has been genuinely inspired. Dan is a true professional who always on time and in a good mood to teach. He was so patient with Thomas and developed practice techniques unique to Thomas's situation. Dan is more than just a violin teacher, he is dedicated to inspiring each student to love music. Thanks Dan!!!

Posted May 14, 2014

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Experience

Section Viola
Sep 2019 - Present

Sarasota Orchestra

Section Viola Sub
Aug 2019 - Present

Miami Ballet

Assistant Principal Viola
Jul 2019 - Present

Venice Symphony

Viola Section Sub
Jan 2019 - Present

Southwest Florida Symphony

Viola Section Sub
Jan 2019 - Present

Jacksonville Symphony

Principal Viola
Sep 2017 - Aug 2019

Augusta Symphony

Section Viola Sub
Sep 2015 - Apr 2019

Charleston Symphony

Teaching Artist
Oct 2015 - Mar 2019

Allegro Charter School of Music

Strings Teacher
Sep 2015 - Feb 2018

Black Tie Music Academy

Strings Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Pinkney Elementary School

Conductor
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Tchaikovsky Orchestra - Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program

Assistant Principal Viola
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Atlantic Symphony

Section Viola
Sep 2011 - May 2012

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Section Viola
Sep 2011 - May 2012

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2012 - May 2014

New England Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2012

Cleveland Institute of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Focus in Music Education
May 2014

New England Conservatory of Music

Through an intensive course of study along side my main focus I was able to take four semesters of music education classes. Here I learned about early childhood development, writing curriculum, teaching music with technology, and community outreach.

Awards

Keynotes Scholarship Recipient.
May 2013

The Keynotes Scholarship Foundation

Pittsburgh Philharmonic Concerto Competition
Apr 2008

Pittsburgh Philharmonic.

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