PLAY = Pay Less All Year

PLAY = Pay Less All Year

5.0 (7)
2 hires on
1 employee
40 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 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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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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7 Reviews


  • Monics

    Very patient. Very knowledgeable. Dan is a pleasant and genuine guy!

  • Howard Rushing

    The thing about Dan is he is so into what he does. His passion for music makes him the perfect muse for anyone who wants to play the guitar better.

  • Howard Rushing

    I had a happy experience

  • Bob Johnson

    Dan the Music Man is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail and makes it easy to understand.

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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 for 40 years, wrote songs, taught private guitar lessons for 4 music studios, 1 music class in a private elementary school, and adult education classes at 3 Broward County High Schools.  I owned and operated my music business for 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 $10-15 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 $5 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. Your price will be locked in (will not increase) for at least 3 full years! 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,  which I paid for myself from saving money by working, then all of my equipment, vehicles, and 6 years of college. I learned a lot on my own from friends and playing by ear.  So teaching others was easy for me, and my students thought I was good at it. 

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 and playing professionally. 

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?