The "how" and "why" behind the music you love. The foundation of music: intervals, scales, chords, modes, chord progressions in any genre.
Customized to your goals with our 'at your own pace' lesson plans combined with a set curriculum.
Unlock your Music
With over 10+ years of music teaching experience, Dan has helped students receive honors in music theory as well as excel in AP music theory classes. He holds 2 degrees in music and is fluent in "pop", "jazz" and "classical" music theory.
Degrees & Training
Music Academy International | Diploma, France | International Partner of Berklee College of Music
Montclair State University | Bachelor of Music
With over 10+ years of music teaching experience, Dan has helped students receive honors in music theory as well as excel in AP music theory classes. His students have been accepted into both New England and Peabody conservatories. He uses music theory for composition, arranging, songwriting and in the studio. He holds 2 degrees in music and is fluent in "pop", "jazz" and "classical" music theory.
Dan passes his passion and love for music to his students. Customizing each lesson for each individual student while at the same time implementing the flexible Best Music Coach curriculum creates growth in a no-pressure lesson environment. Dan helps students set goals and understand how best to practice. You can pick a favorite song you wish to understand or he can help you select a song that will be a good fit for you. You can also learn music theory with the goals of becoming a better songwriter, soloist, improviser, composer and arranger. Combining ear training and music theory will take your musicianship to the next level. 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?
Learn about different aspects of rhythm such as pulse, beat, and meter.
Time Signatures |
Learn basic time signatures 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4 using popular songs as references.
Your Second Session
Coach asks about your practice experience and adjusts the lesson and practice materials from your feedback and exercises demonstrations.
Rhythm Review |
Review rhythm materials from class 1.
Time Signatures Review |
Review time signatures
Rhythm Notation |
Learn how to read and write the elements of rhythm