Dan Perkins Music Lessons
I teach Saxophne, Flute,Clarinet and Guitar.
As an educator Dan Perkins has been teaching for over 20 years and holds a Master's Degree from CALARTS in Valencia California. He has students ranging from 12years to Adults. Lessons are hourly($80) and consist of working on sound, articulation, playing by ear-improvisation, music theory(scales,chords) sightreading-reading music, jazz and classical repetoire. I do expect my students to practice on a regular basis, in doing so they are guaranteed to improve!YES It Should Be FUN, but you must Practice! I will guide you on what and how to practice, if you are consistent in practice you will reach your goals!!
Most of my students are in PYSO or other honor bands and ensembles. Some have gone on to win awards and scholorships to different universities.
you can also find me on www.soundcloud.com/jude24
This includes my recordings,performance schedule and bio.
I love playing music with my students and seeing them grow as musicians!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I get to know them by asking what their goals are, and what they would like to achieve. Also why did they choose that instrument?
Once i have this information, i tell them what i expect from them,I.E. practicing, what books to start with and my music goals for them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have Bachelors Degree from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Music from California Institute of the Arts.
I started teaching private lessons in 1996 and have been teaching since then. I have also been a Band Director for several years back in 2001-03.
some of the place i've taught at are San Gabriel Christian Academy, South Pasadena Music Conservatory, and the Tucson Unified School District, to name a few.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I teach lessons by the hour even to beginners.
I charge $60 hourly
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching through recommendations from my university professor.
What types of students have you worked with?
From Children to Adults.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I just finished recording the Bach Cello Suite on Saxophone live at C4 Music Lab Studios.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Check out their website and if possible listen to a recording of their playing. It is so important that your teacher not only communicates well, but should be an accomplished player.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Why am I doing this? what is my motivation? Am I willing to work at this??