Blues, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Hard Rock and more! Your favorite songs and solos from Hendrix to Hetfield.
Customized to your goals with our 'at your own pace' lesson plans combined with a set curriculum. Learn to read music if you want!
Dan has two degrees in music and has over 10 years of music teaching experience. He has taught Guitar at Montclair University's Extension Division and played around the world. Dan has played in Blues, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Funk, Cover, and wedding bands.
Degrees & Training
Music Academy International | Diploma, France | International Partner of Berklee College of Music
Montclair State University | Bachelor of Music
Dan holds two degrees in music and guitar performance and over 10 years of teaching experience. In addition to his international touring experience, he has played on professional recording sessions. He has played with blues bands, rock bands, cabaret bands, funk bands, fusion bands, metal bands, cover bands, wedding bands, and Broadway pit musicians and performers in off-Broadway productions. Dan loves to play and teach most styles and genres of music.
Past teaching positions include:
Faculty at Montclair State University Extension Division
Dan passes his passion and love for music to his students. Customizing each lesson for each student while at the same time, implementing the flexible Best Music Coach curriculum creates growth in a no-pressure lesson environment. Learning to read music is not a requirement. However, it is suggested. Dan helps students set goals and understand how best to practice. You can pick a favorite song you wish to learn, or he can also help you select a song that will be a good fit for you. You can also learn guitar just for fun or with serious musical goals in mind, including audion preparation. Dan believes in giving students the same courtesy that is given to professional musicians, as all musicians are always learning and growing.
Your First Session
Ask questions, communicate and prioritize goals, explore song choice
What do you know, and what do you need to know?
Parts of the Guitar |
Learn about different parts of the guitar.
Chord Boxes |
Learn how to read chord boxes which will help you play songs.
Song 1 and/or Music Reading |
Learn the chords for your first song and/or start reading music!
Your Second Session
Coach asks about your practice experience and adjusts the lesson and practice materials from your feedback and exercises demonstrations.
Review Parts of the Guitar |
Review parts of the guitar.
Review Chord Boxes |
Review chord boxes if needed.
Song 1 and Music Reading Review |
Review the chords for your first song.
Song 1 Next! |
Learn more of your first song, including strumming patterns and more chords!