PLAY! = Pay Less All Year!

PLAY! = Pay Less All Year!

4.9 (13)
20 hires on
1 employee
43 years in business

About this pro

I am an excellent communicator, paying very close attention to each students' individual needs and wants.  I dont hire other other people to work for me, I treat my customers on a very personal one to one focused mutual relationship directly.  

Helping others to enjoy a fun hobby and personal satisfaction to achieve success in self confidence by mastering an instrument. 

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Oakland Park, FL 33309
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13 Reviews


  • Payton Grogin

    He is so kind and patience. I really enjoy my guitar 🎸 lesson. He is very knowledge of the guitar. And he makes the lesson fun 🤩 Thank you very much Dan.

  • Tali Atia

    I hired Dan as my 9 years old daughter singing lesson teacher. Was amazed to learn how professional knowledge and patient he is . My daughter likes and adore his ways and she is super happy. Of course me too. Super recommended

  • Shalika Rehani

    Dan is an excellent teacher, he is very patient and detail oriented . He gives his 100 percent during the lessons.

  • William Gerlach

    Just started but my experience is turning into a very good one , after a year long attempt many years ago in which I crashed and burned trying to play guitar!!! I feel at this point that Dan is doing a very good job with me and allowing me to learn at my pace - no stress!!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I evaluate what they already know, then start from there. We learn the notes, scales, chords, lead patterns, music theory, and play songs plus sing melody and harmony. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I sang and played guitar and bass more than 40 years, wrote songs, taught private guitar lessons for 4 music studios, 1 music class in a private elementary school, and over 10 adult education classes at 3 Broward County High Schools.  I owned and operated my music business for around 35 years, as a teacher/instructor, singer/musician, entertainer, and DJ/MC.  I Performed as a solo artist and in groups of 2-6 people, played with a country band which opened for some big recording artists at concert shows. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

A 1 hour weekly lesson in Broward County costs only $30 for a full hour plus $15-20 transportation fee, depending on location and schedule. No contracts, commitments, or advance payments required. No tax or any other costs, except for optional equipment, accessories, books, etc. No charge for any missed lessons if I am notified by phone of cancellation at least 12 hours in advance.  I will give you handouts that I print out at my expense, so you don't have to buy a book for about $25, that most teachers require you to purchase.  There is a $10 charge if you don't notify me to cancel and/or reschedule appointments at least 12 hours in advance with a voicemail or text message to my phone. There is also a $20 charge if you don't take your lesson for any reason after I have driven to your house.  You must have an instrument, or buy or rent one from me at a very reasonable price. Pay each visit with cash, check or PayPal, no credit or debit cards accepted yet. 

How did you get started teaching?

My father had an old acoustic guitar that I started playing on when I was 15. I got a new electric guitar and small amp for Christmas. I took private lessons from 2 teachers for about 6 months each, which I paid for myself from saving money by working, and all of my equipment, vehicles, and 7 years of college. I learned a lot on my own from friends and playing by ear.  Teaching others was easy for me because I am very attentive and most my students think I am a very good and patient instructor. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Anyone from 7 to 70 years old. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have been to over 1000 live concerts. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Hire someone who has over 35 years experience teaching music, singing and playing professionally. And most important, a consciencious intellectual who constantly strives to improve everything he does.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you willing to commit to taking a 1 hour lesson weekly and practicing about 30 minutes daily?