Dan Perkins Music Lessons

Dan Perkins Music Lessons

5Exceptional(7 reviews)


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.


Dan Perkins

I love playing music with my students and seeing them grow as musicians!


Hired 1 time
27 years in business
Serves Chandler , AZ

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    Kevin K.

    I really wanted to learn how to play a guitar, but I didnt really know anything about it. Now, I know a lot more about guitar, and I can play a lot of songs with minimal assistance. Mr. Perkins has really helped me a lot with his patience and easy-to-understand methods. He truly is a fantastic teacher.
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    May 16, 2017

    Sam C.

    Very nice and not indifferent in teaching. Always punctual . I like his teaching
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    April 26, 2017

    Gazelle C.

    Hes a great teacher. Patient, strict, but often humorous at times. I took flute lessons from him for almost three years. My sound, articulation, music theory greatly improved during that period of time. He tried to broaden my horizon to jazz, but I stubbornly stuck to classical music. He helped lay a good foundation and now, years later, I still remember the skills and techniques he taught me.
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    April 26, 2017

    Song X.

    AWESOME teacher. My 12 years old son has been attending Mr. Perkins class for over 3 years and still enjoying and learning from the masterly skilled musician. With his experience, skills, and talents make him an excellent teacher for all ages. Not only he knows his stuff he is patient with kids, very punctual, and willing to accommodate our busy schedule. The best thing my son look forward to in the week is to attend Mr. Perkins clarinet class. Highly recommended!!!
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    April 25, 2017

    Jana D.

    Mr. Perkins has been teaching my daughter clarinet for the past year. He has a natural way with teaching children, and my daughter has made significant progress in just this short period of time (she was invited to be in honors orchestra). He is a talented musician, and has been a positive influence on our daughter’s musical ability. I highly recommend Mr. Perkins as a musical teacher for children.
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    April 25, 2017

    Christopher S.

    It is very rare to have a teacher who is both excellent at teaching and equally as excellent as a musician. Daniel is both of these, and this translates to rock solid progress for his students. Over the years, I have learned a lot about technique, phrasing, improvising and overall musicality from Daniel. He is a patient and motivating teacher, but also has realistic expectations for his students work ethic and practice habits. A great teacher helps a student acquire the skills and tools to succeed, and with the right attitude and work ethic you can bet that Daniel will help you unlock the doors to success!
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    April 24, 2017

    Frequently asked questions

    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.

    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.

    I teach lessons by the hour even to beginners.

    I charge $60 hourly

    I started teaching through recommendations from my university professor.

    From Children to Adults.

    I just finished recording the Bach Cello Suite on Saxophone live at C4 Music Lab Studios.

    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.

    Why am I doing this? what is my motivation? Am I willing to work at this??

    Services offered

    Music Theory