Hi! I'm excited to start working with you and I love your interest in music and piano. I'm a pianist finishing a degree on Music Performance at the University of Minnesota. For the past 17 years, I've been an active performer and had participated in multiple competitions and recitals, obtaining several prizes and distinctions, as well as given recitals in and out of the country in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Moscow House of Music, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, etc. Those experiences has giving me the opportunity to know the field and open up my vision of the world. That vision has been translated into my teaching approach, and for the past 4 years, I've been motivating students to become their own unique musician. Currently, I'm a member of the faculty at City Strings - Twin Cities and Cyprus School of Music and the Arts. Check out my website for more information about myself, or contact me with any question. I look forward to start working with you!
Every student is different. Each shows a different personality and thus the outcome of their learning is always different. To me, it is fascinating to see how the same subject (music notation, harmonic progressions, sight-reading, technic, etc) needs to be taught differently depending on the student to make sure the best results. And the progress the student shows really motivates me to do what I do. For a teacher, their students' progress reflects the quality of his or her job.
Daniel is a very detailed-oriented teacher that will focus always in helping you where you most need it. His lessons are creative yet his plan very methodical and organized. I'm very happy for having him as a teacher and fully recommend him.
Daniel is professional and patient teacher. He uses smart practicing methods to help me work on details and get an overall improvement.
Daniel spends time in developing fundamental skills that will help the student play harder pieces. He is very patient, detailed, and methodical with his homework assignments. Lessons nonetheless are fun, specially when he gets his hysterical moments. He is a teacher that would leave you with a big smile and that would care about you as a student.
Daniel takes time to develop grounded skills which helps his students get better their techniques in hard pieces.
I work with the student needs, desires, aspirations. I will encourage the student to play and love the instrument. Therefore, early lessons will focus on several activities to expose players to the instrument. The learning process won't be easy, so I expect hard work and discipline from the student. However, my job is to motivate my students to surpass the struggle and learn to make music!
Student travels to me:
$35 per lesson (30 minutes)
$40 per lesson (45 minutes)
$50 per lesson (60 minutes)
Teacher travels to the student:
$40 per lesson (30 minutes)
$45 per lesson (45 minutes)
$55 per lesson (60 minutes)
*Includes recital opportunities per semester.
*Free in-studio introductory lesson upon request (not available in-home)
*Payment is expected at the end of every lesson to prevent any inconveniences. I'll accept only cash or checks. No credit or debit card payments. Venmo payments are also accepted.
*Discounts offeres when prepaying 5 lessons or more:
5 lesson: 10% off
10 lessons: 15% off
I teach students of all levels and ages.