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Daniel Y. - Drums and Piano Teacher

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$60per hour

Piano Lessons

Daniel's lessons:

Drums, Piano

Drums Lessons

Let's have some fun!
Learn proper stick handling,
counting,
tempo,
dynamics,
rudiments, and
various patterns and styles of drumming including rock, pop, pop-rock, pop punk, country, blues, hand drumming and more!

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Pop
Rock
blues
country
fills
grooves
hard rock
pop punk
rudiments
Ages
8 and Up

Piano Lessons

Let's have some fun!!! Learn to play with proper technique! We'll learn to play
major/minor scales,
basic chord structures,
major/minor chords,
diminished/augmented chords,
7th chords and
basic sight reading! Let's make music!

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
song writing
Ages
8 and Up

Overview

Hello! I'm Daniel. I've been drumming and playing piano for over 15 years and teaching for the last 6. Since the age of 13, I've been performing, recording and developing my own abilities as a musician in order to better instruct students of all ages who simply have the desire to learn. I studied Contemporary Music Industry at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA on both musical and academic scholarships. I've recorded multiple albums in a variety of professional studio environments across the United States and continue to perform on stages for audiences numbering in the thousands. My teaching methods have helped students to not only understand and play their instruments better, but also grow in personal discipline and character. My ultimate goal is to help people discover and then combine their passion with a consistently developing level of skill. The result is true musicianship.

Questions and Answers

What experience do you have teaching kids?

Most of the students that I've taught over the last 6 years have ranged from ages 6 to 14. I've learned that the influence that a child receives through this time in his or her life is crucial to the person they may become as they develop into young adults. Their education is very important to me as they are the future leaders and builders of our world.

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How do your lessons for adults differ from lessons for children?

Obviously no matter who is learning, having fun is crucial. That said, adults have the capacity to take in much more information over a longer span of uninterrupted time. Having some previous experience with music whether it be listening to their favorite artists or being artists themselves, adults typically know what skills they want to develop and are able to ask questions as the lessons progress so my lesson plans are much more fluid and flexible with adults as they often times change based off of what questions are asked. I love working with children just as much. With children, I break my lessons into simple concepts or chapters. I stick to the core fundamentals that will give them the foundation they need in order to build their level of skill and give them the tools they need to begin to experience the world of music as a creator and not just a consumer. As a result, they naturally begin to ask questions of their own.

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Why are you a music teacher?

I teach music because I am passionate about the art. It's been my biggest creative outlet in life. As a musician, I am able to express myself to the world and influence the people around me with the words and sounds that flow from within my heart and mind. I wish to encourage and help grow others to become the passionate individuals that this world desperately needs. Teaching music isn't just about learning to play. When you learn music, you're learning discipline, patience, persistence, encouragement, discouragement, stress management, integrity and character. All of these things are applicable not just in the world of music but also in our every day lives, how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. I teach so I can help make the world a better place.

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Why should I choose you as my teacher?

No matter who you choose to be your teacher, find someone who you see is clearly passionate about the art themselves. Find someone who is not only passionate about their work, but someone who sees it as a necessity to share their work with you to help you reach your goals, to help you catch that flame that drives and inspires so many of us and to help you become the future leader and teacher that we are all meant to be. I believe that is what you will take away from our time together.

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What do you do during the first lesson?

Our first lesson together will be an analysis of what experience and skill you currently have. We'll talk a little bit about ourselves together and see who our influences are and what style of music we wish to learn to play. This will help me build a specific lesson plan to fit your needs. Before you leave our first lesson, I will give you a few exercises to practice at home to begin to grow and develop your playing technique whether it's on the piano or on the drums.

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Education

Contemporary Music Industry

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009Northwest University

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008Wenatchee Valley Community College

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • RussianFluent/Native Proficiency
  • SpanishLimited Proficiency

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Lesson Locations
Teacher's Home Studio
Grand Prairie, TX
Near I-30 and President George Bush Tpke
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Daniel travels up to 25 miles to a student's home
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