Daniel Olszewski
Daniel Olszewski

Daniel Olszewski

contact for price

Interested musical styles
Sorry this pro can’t do your job, but we know other pros who can.
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 54 times

Background checked

1 employee

13 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

Top Pro status

Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

Top Pro Icon

2021

Top Pro Icon

2022

Top Pro Icon

2023

Featured Projects

27 photos

  • Winter Recital

    Guitar Lessons

Specialties
Interested musical styles

, , , , ,

Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

43 reviews

5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%

Read reviews that mention:


pro avatar
James G.
Jan 17, 2024
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I am a 65-year-old student who had some experience playing guitar decades ago—enough to learn some bad habits and shortcuts that did not serve my progress at the time, so I plateaued as a player and lost interest. Last year, as I approached retirement, I wanted to pick up the guitar again and finally learn to read music and play the instrument with proper technique. I read Dan’s reviews and thought he’d be the perfect fit and I can now report that assumption led me to a very fortunate choice. Dan is a patient but exacting teacher who takes his role seriously, though always with good humor. Important for me as an older student and, I dare say, particularly important for younger ones, too, Dan has a great capacity for perception of and empathy for the individual limitations and special needs of his students--and he is remarkably intuitive in responding to them effectively. I have progressed, slowly but surely, under his instruction—indeed, I have traveled a much greater distance than I expected in less than a year. I approach my lessons with positive anticipation and practice for them with pleasure. I still have a long way to go but I’m glad I am taking the journey with Dan’s guidance. In conclusion, I would say Dan has helped me fall in love with playing guitar again! From my perspective, I can think of no higher praise than that for a teacher, whatever the subject. I urge anyone of any age who wants to begin his or her guitar journey to consider enlisting him as a guide.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
pro avatar
Kris R.
Aug 22, 2023
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I have been sending both of my kids - aged 9 and 11 - to Daniel. They adore the classes and the energy he brings to them. Daniel is professional, patient, and his passion for music shines through in every lesson. He tailors his teaching to each child's pace and strengths, fostering a love for learning. Daniel's positivity and encouragement create a supportive environment where my kids feel motivated to excel. We're grateful for his guidance on this musical journey. I wholeheartedly recommend Daniel to everyone who wants to bring some music into their life.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
pro avatar
Spencer A.
Jun 20, 2023
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Daniel was able to quickly assess my skill level and what new topics would be most productive for me to work on. He is patient, understanding, and supportive. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with him and definitely recommend him to anyone of any amount of experience with guitar.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • What the teacher recommends • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
pro avatar
Jared B.
May 31, 2023
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Dan has been a fantastic teacher for me. I am a beginner guitar player and he has done a fantastic job of teaching me the fundamentals of guitar. He has helped me correct my hand position, picking technique, and posture, among other things. He has also done a great job of helping me understand the music I'm playing from a basic music theory perspective, and teaching me how to add musicality to the songs I'm working on, beyond just playing the right notes. He is also a highly talented guitar player himself, and is capable of demonstrating anything I'm working on with ease. He is very receptive to my questions and struggles, provides feedback in a constructive manner, and has done a great job of providing direction and structure to my learning process. Dan has had a huge impact on my improvement as a guitar player and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a new guitar teacher.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • What the teacher recommends • Blues • Country • Folk • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
pro avatar
Daniel L.
May 10, 2023
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I've been playing guitar for years but recently decided I wanted to start playing classical. Daniel has been excellent to work with. I walked away from the first lesson with some great information and motivation to keep practicing. He's a great teacher and listener. He definitely has me pointed in the right direction on my goal to play classical guitar.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
Credentials
Background Check

Daniel Olszewski

  • Loading