Daniel’s Music Lessons

Daniel’s Music Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

Hello! My name is Daniel Olsson and I am a musician, instructor, songwriter, and producer with over a decade's worth of experience in lessons, performance, songwriting, and producing combined.

With extensive experience in the music, recording, touring industry, I have been teaching music lessons for a long time. I take a fun and intuitive approach to lessons, starting with your musical interests, and crafting the lesson around your personal music taste. We start from your skill level whether that be the basics, or something more advanced.

Credentials:

  • Classically trained on piano, graduated with a 4 year bachelor’s degree in Music Business and Entrepreneurship. Has taught private music lessons for almost the past decade.
  • Teaches piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, music production in GarageBand and Logic Pro X, songwriting, and beginner vocals and drums. Has been trained in music theory 1 and 2, and sight singing/ear training 1 and 2. 
  • Has performed for almost 10 years at venues including House of Blues, Willow Creek, and arenas around the country
  • Experienced in using musical equipment in live and studio settings.
  • Toured nationally with a band as their lead guitarist, keyboardist, and background vocalist. Set up gear and backline at every venue including amps, pedalboards, microphones, keyboards, and more. Performed live every night while on tour on guitar, piano, and vocals. Has performed and played on Sirius XM in New York, NY, Moody Radio in Chicago, IL, and other independent radio stations. 
  • - Co-recorded a full length album at Dark Horse Recording near Nashville, TN. Has produced several music tracks for clients across the country for their original music. Over a decade’s worth of experience in songwriting. Has independently released over twenty original songs not including collaborations and features with other artists.

I enjoy the endless creativity music affords. Whether I am teaching an instrument, writing a song, or performing at a concert, I love the feeling of CREATING in the moment. I enjoy the freedom of expression in music, and I love that I can share that with students and other fellow musicians no matter where we are. Music is a universal language. It is something that people from all different backgrounds relate to without even saying a word in a spoken language. It's hard to find anyting that achieves something simliar to that, and that's one reason I enjoy creating, teaching, and performing music.

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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Katie DeLaere

    Dan is full of talent and integrity. He’s the real deal. He taught my teen daughter a love for playing piano, and my teen son guitar, even when the latter was not entirely self-motivated😂. They both loved working with him. I would HIGHLY recommend Daniel Olson!

  • Joy DeLaere

    Daniel is incredibly patient is this our younger children and our daughter who was enthusiastic and my discipline. He brought a great variety of music and they love not only playing but their lessons as well! I have shared his name with anyone who asks for a recommendation!



FAQs


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

My goal is have every new student I teach playing a song by the end of the first lesson. I always start with the musical interests of new students. We talk about what music they like, and then I ask them to show me what they know on their instrument. This helps me evaluate their skill level, and then we start learing from there. I make sure knowledge of the basics is understood, and then move on to playing music.

We pick a song of the student's choice, and then learn the chords and arrangement from there.


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

I have almost a decade's worth of experience in teaching music lessons. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Music Business and Entreperneurship in 2018.

I toured the country as a lead guitarist and piano player for four years, and have performed in many different concert venues ranging from arenas to small clubs. I have also performed on radio stations including Sirius XM in New York, NY, and other stations in Chicago, IL.

I have written songs and produced for over a decade combined, and have produced for different artists around the country. 

Other credentials:

  • Classically trained on piano, graduated with a 4 year bachelor’s degree in Music Business and Entrepreneurship. Has taught private music lessons for almost the past decade.
  • Teaches piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, music production in GarageBand and Logic Pro X, songwriting, and beginner vocals and drums. Has been trained in music theory 1 and 2, and sight singing/ear training 1 and 2. 
  • Has performed for almost 10 years at venues including House of Blues, Willow Creek, and arenas around the country
  • Experienced in using musical equipment in live and studio settings.
  • Toured nationally with a band as their lead guitarist, keyboardist, and background vocalist. Set up gear and backline at every venue including amps, pedalboards, microphones, keyboards, and more. Performed live every night while on tour on guitar, piano, and vocals. Has performed and played on Sirius XM in New York, NY, Moody Radio in Chicago, IL, and other independent radio stations. 
  • - Co-recorded a full length album at Dark Horse Recording near Nashville, TN. Has produced several music tracks for clients across the country for their original music. Over a decade’s worth of experience in songwriting. Has independently released over twenty original songs not including collaborations and features with other artists.