Daniel Zajicek

Daniel Z.

Houston, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing and teaching piano for almost 20 years, with students ranging from beginners to advanced. All ages are welcome. Lessons cover note reading, sight reading, scales and technique, music theory, as well as learning various piano works. I can be strict, but am mostly easy going. It really depends on the student and what their eventual goal is. Music is one of the most rewarding endeavors, and that is the most important thing to remember.

About Daniel Z.

For more than 17 years, Daniel has maintained a private teaching studio of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and composition students. He has also taught music technology, music theory, and American music at Rice University, Lee College, The Art Institute of Houston, and Collin County Community College.

Daniel encourages students to think deeply, work hard, and earn achievements by concentrating on music that moves them. Lessons will include technique, note reading, varied literature, and theory.

Thanks to his background in classical, jazz, popular, and experimental music, learning music from him will give you a well-rounded learning experience.

Besides being a musician, he is also known to be a video artist, cartoonist, and origami enthusiast.

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano lessons
Guitar lessons
Bass guitar lessons
Composition and theory lessons
Audio production lessons

*** Studio Equipment ***
One upright piano, one grand piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass guitar (student should bring his/her own instrument except piano, of course)

*** Specialties ***
classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation, music theory, pop/folk guitar, bass guitar.

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Alicia Spade
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Daniel really helped me work on my understanding of the guitar. His knowledge on music and different instruments is very vast and varied.

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Cheire L.
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Daniel is very talented in music. I admire his ability to sing the tune by looking at notes. His flexibility allows me to set my own time and goals. With his help, I am able to excel in ABRSM exams that previous teachers couldn't. I'm happy to have him as my piano teacher.

Posted May 8, 2017
Andrew D.
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Quite knowledgeable and strong teaching skills!

Posted Sep 11, 2014

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Experience

Instructor
Jul 2011 - Present

Art Institute of Houston

Audio Production courses taught: Digital Audio I-IV, Sound Design

Private Music Instructor
Sep 1999 - Present

Mr. Z's Music Studio

Graduate Teaching Fellow
Aug 2009 - May 2011

Rice University

Taught two levels of electronic music to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as aural skills.

Education

DMA Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Rice University - Shepherd School of Music

MM Composition
Aug 2002 - May 2007

University of North Texas School of Music

BM Composition
Aug 1997 - May 2002

University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

BM Piano Performance
Aug 1997 - May 2002

University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Professional Proficiency

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