Mr. Dan's Piano Loft

Mr. Dan's Piano Loft

4.7(3 reviews)


I started playing the piano in 1974 almost 46 years ago. I also played professionally for over 22 years and studied music theory and improvisation at the Harris Music Academy for 4 years so I have a lot of experience that many do not have. I started teaching in 2005 and absolutely love what I do. The biggest element that makes me stand out as a teacher is that I can teach students how to open up with their creative imagination and allow them to open up once the foundations are learned. (Many teachers are strictly by the book and will not let the student think outside the box) and that’s a shame. Any art is the freedom of self expression and should not be prohibited. I offer all new students a free no obligation trial lesson at my studio in Steele Creek.

I love passing the gift of music to another person for I know how much it will enrich that person’s life forever. In my studio I pay respect to my past instructors with photos of them framed and displayed on my wall of inspiration and thank them and God daily for the gift that I now have. It's great to see a student when they come in knowing absolutely nothing and see them enjoying and maturing as a true musician. This makes me very happy.


Hired 5 times
1 employee
18 years in business
Serves Charlotte , NC


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

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    Winton B.

    Mr. Dan is a very effective piano instructor. He starts you out with the basics from proper fingering to reading music. He goes at your pace and is encouraging every step of the way. You’ll get weekly homework to practice various lessons. Since starting a few months ago, my ability to read music and proper fingering techniques have improved. I highly recommend Mr. Dan!
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    January 30, 2022
    Hired on Lessons

    Timothy S.

    Mr.Dan is very knowledgeable when it comes to the Piano. I came to Mr.Dan June of 2020 wanting to learn Jazz, and within a year, I have gain so much knowledge when it comes to Learning different theories to chords, and the scales of a Piano. He really take his time finding out your strength, and weakness and working with you to strengthen certain areas. I am very, very humble, and glad to find a great teacher like him.
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    April 23, 2021
    Hired on Lessons

    Margaret C.

    Dan adjusts to his student’s music knowledge and ability level.
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    November 12, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    I always offer a free no obligation trial lesson this way you can experience a lesson first hand then if you like what you see we both take a look at the best possible schedule for you and get you started right away. 

    Studied music theory and improvisation at the Robert S Harris music academy for 4 years. Played professionally from 1976 to 1998 and had further studies with Claire Ritter in 2001 all my life I have been playing music for almost 46 years it’s been a blessing and to pass the gift to others even more so. I have also been teaching since 2005

    Services offered

    Music Theory