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Dan is a fantastic guitar teacher, talented songwriter and musician, and is also a wonderful person. Ive known Dan for more than two decades and learned so much from my lessons with him. He is a patient teacher with extensive experience in a range of guitar styles. In addition to Dans expert technique, I really appreciate his versatility. He knows how to play everything from classical music to classic rock, folk, etc. Dan will teach you a variety of styles, depending on your interests. He is very open minded and looks to help you learn the type of music that you are passionate about. I even brought in recordings of songs I heard along the way and no matter what it was, he could listen to song and figure out how to play it very quickly. Then, he would write down the music so I could practice it at home and would work with me to learn the song. A master of finger style guitar, Dan has lots of helpful tips to improve your practice even how to trim your fingernails to produce the smoothest sound and feel to the strings. He is patient and has a really positive, encouraging attitude that makes the lessons really fun. I also appreciate that Dan is involved in the local music scene and has experience playing solo and with a band. If you are looking for a guitar teacher whether youre a beginner or someone who has been playing for years -- I highly recommend taking lessons from Dan.Aug 20, 2015
Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
Dan Mack has been professional and responsive from the start and, more importantly, my son loves his guitar lessons with Dan!Jun 13, 2017Verified
Two months in with Dan Mack and I am very pleased with my experience. Dan is an excellent musician, very personable, and a good teacher. I also appreciate his flexibility and willingness to tailor lessons to what I am trying to learn.Sep 29, 2017Verified
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
All good. Patient, upbeat talented musician and teacherJan 19, 2017Verified
Great!Jul 15, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lessons can be 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes. Most students start with 30-minutes lessons. 30-minute lessons: $30 each 45-minute lessons: $45 each 60-minute lessons: $60 each 90-minute lessons: $90 each
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After a student (or parent) contacts me through Thumbtack, we schedule a phone call or exchange email to go over details. I answer any questions they may have, and we discuss the student's goals, such as what kind of music they want to learn, if they want to learn to read music, etc. If it seems like a good fit, then we schedule the first lesson.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, with a major in Guitar and double minor in Piano and Voice. I've been teaching for many years, and some of my students have gone on to become professional musicians. I'm also a composer and performing musician.