Daniel Olszewski
Daniel Olszewski

Daniel Olszewski

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$40
starting cost


Interested musical styles

Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: Teaching is my passion, and I use that passion to ignite the love of music and learning in my students. The essence of learning is the discovery of new pastures and the overcoming of obstacles on the path to free and joyful expression. Regardless of your age or experience level, you can count on me to meet you where you are and communicate with the latent potential within you to grow and develop. Each of my students has a unique path, and I remind myself that every student learns and thinks differently. I teach in a way that brings together the mind, body, and spirit so that my students, beginner to advanced, may have a holistic and rich experience of music. My formal education in Classical Guitar equips me to aid students seeking a musical foundation on the guitar and also those aspiring to enter college programs. I am fully set up for the 21st century, using Zoom with visual assistance and classroom-style technology for the teaching of Music Theory as well as for visual learners. Monthly Studio Meetup over Zoom offers added value in the form of performance opportunities, community, and discussion. Covid-19 disclaimer: I disinfect the surfaces in my studio and can wear masks and gloves during lessons based on the requests of clients. Open communication is key.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 40 times

Serves Laurel, MD

Background checked

1 employee

12 years in business

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2021

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2022

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Mike M.
6 days ago
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We are very happy with Daniel. My son has been playing guitar with a “rockcital” type group for several years, and was reluctant to take an additional lesson. After his first lesson, my son realized there was much more that he could learn about guitar playing from Daniel. My son is now practicing more, and re-engaged with his guitars.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • No, cannot read music • Electric • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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John O.
Jun 29, 2022
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Over the last two years I have been focused on base skills: notes placement, scales and chords in different keys, intervals, chord development, left hand techniques, strumming patterns, and a few songs. Like many, we are sometimes faced with a need to find a new teacher. I have now been working with Daniel for a short while and believe he is exactly the guitar teacher I was searching for -- to partner with in a thoughtful journey to develop skills to the next level. Since our initial interview, Daniel has listened to my interests in the “what and how” I wanted to learn. He quickly grasped my situation and responded with a set of approaches and materials to facilitate a programmatic course of action. Every lesson is a value add. Daniel has the right temperament and responds to my many questions. Just what I wanted and needed! Given his education and experience, as well as diverse background in music genres, there is substantial opportunity for growth in this teacher/student relationship. I highly recommend Daniel.

Details: 65 years or older • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Janet P.
May 2, 2022
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His response was quick and and informative. We had our first guitar lesson and he is a good fit for me. I am very happy.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Country • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Matthew A.
Feb 12, 2022
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I’ve had my first lesson today, he was very knowledgeable about the Alexander Technique and guitar technique. Looking forward to our next lesson.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Raymond R.
Jan 24, 2022
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I have been studying classical guitar with Dan now for a little over a month. He is clearly a dedicated guitarist with a genuine interest in teaching. What I really appreciate is that he has a plan. The lessons don't (like many other teachers) simply involve the teacher coming up with a song in the spur of the moment and telling you to go and practice it for next time. Instead Dan has a planned program and materials to go with it for studying and advancing. He spends the lessons helping you to improve your technique and pointing out areas of improvement. I want to really be the best musician I can be and I feel that Dan's approach will really help me reach my potential. I strongly recommend Dan, if you are serious about wanting to learn.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Classical • Rock • Country • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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