Daniel Wilhelm

Daniel W.

Tempe, AZ

About Daniel W.

Daniel teaches: Females 12 and up
Males 6 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am very interested in helping my students become, above all else, musicians. To me, this means bringing the music off the page, and finding/playing what has not been written in ink. Too often, I see musicians merely play the notes and put no emotion into their music. That is not what music is about. Our job is to make the audience feel something, and if we cannot do this we have failed as musicians.

I received my Bachelor of Music from Central Michigan University and recently received my master's degree in Tuba Performance at Arizona State University (December 2015) and recently was selected as the 1st place winner in the International Tuba and Euphonium Association's Tuba Artist solo competition.

Currently, I can teach beginning piano, trumpet and trombone, and all skill levels of tuba and euphonium players.

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Experience

Bass Tuba

Aug 2007 - Dec 2011
Central Michigan University Brass Band

I was one of the two Eb tuba players in the CMU Brass Band, and was principal Eb tubist for 3 years

Substitute Tuba

Dec 2010 - Dec 2010
Midland Symphony Orchestra

I performed one concert in place of the principal tubist of the Midland Symphony Orchestra (Midland, MI). On this concert, we performed "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Shostakovich and "Symphonic Dances" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Section Leader--Sousaphone

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Chippewa Marching Band

I led the section and demonstrated proper marching technique and performance of/memorization of music for each halftime show (we generally had a different show for each home game).

Education

Master of Music - Instrumental Performance (Tuba)

Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Arizona State University

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Aug 2007 - May 2012
Central Michigan University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Awards

1st Prize Winner - Solo Tuba Artist

Jun 2016
International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA)

Semifinalist - Ensemble Competitions

May 2014
International Tuba and Euphonium Conference

Outstanding Jury Award

Dec 2013
Arizona State University Brass Faculty

Semifinalist - Artist Tuba Competition

Aug 2011
Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America

Nov 2008

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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3 Reviews on Daniel W.

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John K. Aug 23, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Thank you for my first lesson. It was great!
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Oscar A. Jan 11, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Off to a good start!
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Keith B. Aug 31, 2015
Euphonium · In home
Verified Student
I'm very happy with Daniel. My son enjoyed playing with him and is looking forward to the next lesson. He was not excited initially when I told him he was going to have lessons, but Dan won him over in short order.

Dan has a keen ear and gives clear instructions. He is personable and easy to talk to. I recommend him as a teacher.