Dannel Espinoza

Dannel E.

Miami, FL

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Dannel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

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Described as having an “effective sense of phrasing and dynamic sensitivity”, saxophonist Dannel is an award-winning soloist and chamber musician based in south Florida. Lauded as one of the outstanding young artists in his field, Dr. E is a D’Addario Performing Artist, and has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Dr. E has over a decade of teaching experience working at institutions such as Florida Atlantic University, Roberts Wesleyan College, University of Rochester/Eastman School of Music, and Florida State University. His approach to the saxophone is multi-faceted, and all lessons include, but are not limited to, instruction in the following areas:
General saxophone technique, Music Theory, Reading, Rhythm, Analysis, Breathing, Music, History, Conducting, Arranging, Music Entrepreneurship, Ear Training, Chamber Music, Emerging Technologies, saxophone repair/maintenance

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Saxophone Professor
Aug 2015 - Present
Florida Atlantic University

Saxophone Professor
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Roberts Wesleyan College

Saxophone Instructor
Aug 2009 - May 2013
University of Rochester

Saxophone Instructor
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Florida State University


Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2009 - Oct 2015
Eastman School of Music
Master of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Florida State University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Northern Arizona University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


North American Saxophone Alliance
Sep 2003

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Nov 2001

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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Photos & Videos

Holy Roller by Libby Larsen with the Florida Atlantic University Wind Ensemble
Photo by Dannel E.

Fantaisie, Op. 124 by Camille Saint-Saens
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