Travis Dalenberg

Travis D.

Saint Paul, MN

About Travis D.

Travis teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2006
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

Seventeen years of various musical experiences put forth with a passion to speak the musical language have emblazed themselves with an authentic mark on the guitarist Travis Dalenberg. Residing in Durango CO Travis has an original sound influenced by jazz, blues, soul, pop, and R&B.

Dalenberg is a Solo finger style guitar arranger and composer whose repertoire spans Classical, Jazz, and American popular music styles such as blues, country, rock, soul, and gospel. His arrangements are lush and beautiful pieces demonstrating a unique brand of artistic style while still capturing the intent and sensibility of his musical selections.

Also an avid improviser, collaborator, composer, and bandleader who’s more akin to blues jazz-fusion and lush harmonies than to technical proficiency insigne’s a tasteful stamp to his style. Not your traditional “shredder” or bebop technician, Dalenberg understands that music is a very personal endeavor and is mindfully aware that organic music can grow if positivity is sown into every note.

After exhausting music theory, classical guitar performance, stylistically appropriate improvisations, sight reading, scales and the like Travis’ accession into mindful and personal music lessons are backed with a traditional musical education in classical and jazz guitar as well as 11 years of professional playing and teaching experience. His lessons are geared to incite a sincere interest in playing and appreciating music, keeping it fun, and also effectively acquiring the skills to achieve ones musical goals.

Dalenberg’s biggest influences are John Schofield, Bill Frisell, Roy Hargrove, Bach, Nile Rodgers, and D’Angelo.

Photos and Videos

Green Street is an original tune inspired by the late great guitarist Grant Green especially during his funk years.

Experience

Guitarist and Guitar Instructor
Dec 2014 - Present
Traveling Troubadour

Traveling Troubadour lessons is the title of my freelance online guitar lessons business. I also teach ukulele, mandolin, and small group classes. My lessons are structured around three major tenants: A mindful piece, a technical piece, and a creative piece. Every lesson and class is crafted to each student’s abilities, interests, and goals. That being said the mindful piece may be misconstrued as too easy or even pointless, but the point is to mindfully be aware of the details as well as the big picture. Is my wrist straight? Am I pressing down too hard or too soft? Is my tone good? And so on. The technical piece can be achieved with a song or section of a song, as well as technical exercises, scales, and etudes. The creative piece will introduce musicality, improvisation, feel, groove, and composition. The student is in charge. Any song, style, solo, or riff can be made accessible to any skill level. Lets learn the music that you love.

Guitar Instructor
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Tamminga Music Studios

I was subcontracted through Global Sound Studios to teach private guitar and bass guitar lessons. I teach students of all ages and skill levels. My lessons are catered to each student’s personal interests and goals. This provides each student with a unique lesson plan that works for them. Global Sound Studios is responsible for all bookings, schedules, and collecting payment.

Substitute Guitar Instructor
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Swallow Hill

I was a popular on call substitute teacher at the large popular Music Studio Swallow Hill in Denver. I subbed for guitar classes 1,2, and 3, kids guitar, kids singing, adult ukulele, and children's ukulele.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Global Sound Studios

I was subcontracted through Global Sound Studios to teach private guitar and bass guitar lessons. I teach students of all ages and skill levels. My lessons are catered to each student’s personal interests and goals. This provides each student with a unique lesson plan that works for them. Global Sound Studios is responsible for all bookings, schedules, and collecting payment.

Guitar, Ukulele Insturctor
Jan 2007 - Oct 2014
Katzin Music

Held one on one private lessons at Katzin Music and Studios located in Durango CO.

Education

Music, Cum Laude
Sep 2004 - Apr 2009
Fort Lewis College

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Thumbtack Best of 2016
Jan 2016
Thumbtack.com
Thumbtack Best of 2015
Jan 2015
Thumbtack.com
Micro Grant
Aug 2014
Durango Arts Center
Kick-starter completion
Nov 2013
Kickstarter

31 Reviews on Travis D.

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Nahanni Jan 5, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Travis was extremely knowledgeable about guitar and he came to the lessons well-prepared. He kept the lessons on track and my son learned a lot from him. Travis was great at motivating the learner. He was encouraging and patient. I would definitely recommend him for others. He was at times hard to get in touch with, but I thought the overall experience was great.
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Mason Nov 9, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In home
Travis was great with Mason, my 10 year old. Day one he was playing Smoke on the Water and enjoying it.
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Paris L. Sep 9, 2016
· Ukulele · In home
Great pace and information that I feel like I am implement and move forward with!
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Becky Aug 30, 2016
· Mandolin · In home
Travis was a very good teacher and was very good at organizing the lesson in an easy to follow method.
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Aiden M. Aug 7, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great first lesson!
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James Jun 22, 2016
· Guitar · In home
He really seems to know what he is talking about and gets to the point, not leaving any open points or un-answered questions. I walked away with a lot of info and much to practice
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cheryl Mar 22, 2016
· Ukulele · Online
Excellent. Despite the fact that first 10 minutes (or more) were spent helping me navigate skype....Travis was very patient. In lesson #1 I learned so much that will help me grow in ability. (I need to practice to really get it but I am so excited about the teaching style.)
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Hari Mar 17, 2016
· Mandolin · Online
Had a great 1st class with Mandolin.Travis was patient, took the time to figure out where i am currently at and suggested exercises to practice. look forward to the future classes.
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Vilas V. Feb 26, 2016
· Guitar · Online
Appreciate Travis patience which is very much required while teaching online.
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Stephanie Meyer Dec 29, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Travis is a fantastic instructor! He is very knowledgeable and so patient with my hyperactive seven year-old. I would highly recommend him.
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