Mr.Dan's Piano Loft
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Hired 52 times
15 years in business
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My six-year-old daughter and I have been taking music lessons from Mr. Dan now for two months. We began our lessons one month prior to the pandemic. Over the past month we’ve been taking lessons over Skype with Mr. Dan. Although this is the case, I have seen great progress from both my daughter and I. My little girl has learned how to read music and she is performing songs already! Throughout the past two months I have learned how to be a better improviser and how to own and feel the music. This is due to Mr. Dan’s skills as a music teacher, and to his focus on the fundamentals and on music theory. If you’re looking for a great teacher to teach you how to read music, create your own music, and enjoy music, then Mr. Dan is the teacher for you. I highly recommend him.May 4, 2020Verified
I found Dan through Thumbtack several months ago. I grew up playing the trumpet (elementary school thru high school) and taught myself how to play the piano in middle school. The piano never stuck with all of my other commitments at the time and I let it go after about a year. I'm now 31 years old and back at it. With that said, I came to Dan able to read music and with some basic music theory. Dan started by asking what my goals were and his philosophy on teaching. We matched perfectly - I wanted to play cocktail music/jazz standards and entertain friends/family at Christmas (no classical concert pianist here) and Dan is an accomplished jazz player with a knack for taking the skeleton of a song and making it his own. Dan started me on my scales/chords and I quickly learned how important they were to the foundation of songs and being able to improvise. Dan is always on time, always prepared and always ensures that you know what you need to work on for your next lesson. Dan is an excellent teacher who is extremely knowledgeable. Also important to note, his "studio" (house) is always clean and you will always feel comfortable. I'm now beginning to play off of lead sheets and making great progress in improvising on songs. I highly recommend Dan for piano lessons - he will take your playing to another level!Jul 21, 2018Verified
I am just starting lessons now. Dan's style is just what I am looking for.Feb 4, 2020Verified
I took interest in learning to play the Piano about three(3) weeks ago. I researched for a instructor (Dan) and started taking lessons. Dan knows his craft in addition to the right patience to deal with beginners. To my surprise I able to read music and play beginner songs. With his instructions I’m sure I’ll master this task I’ve undertaken. I very pleased with Dan’s assistances. Thomas SykesNov 26, 2019Verified
Lessons are personalized based on students goals and skill levelFeb 25, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Yes, I offer family discounts if more then one family member signs up together. I also bring 46 years of experience to the table.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Set up a free trial lesson and if you like it we both take a look at the best possible schedule for you and get you started right away. If it's not for you there's no obligation.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Studied music theory, improvisation and jazz at the Robert S Harris music academy 4 years. Played professionally from 1976 to 1998 and had further studies with Claire Ritter in 2001 All my life I have been playing music for 46 years It's been a blessing and to pass the gift to others even more so.