Danny Black's Guitar Lessons

Danny Black's Guitar Lessons

5.0 (7)
1 employee
4 years in business

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I am a founding member of the band Good Old War and current touring guitar player for singer/songwriter, Joshua Radin. I've been studying guitar, bass and ukulele for over 30 years and have spent the last 15+ years on the road and in studios all over the world. In the last couple of years I've focused much of my attention on helping others learn to play and have found this deeply rewarding. I still create music with Good Old War, Joshua Radin and solo guitar work. I also tour and collaborate with all kinds of artists. I hope to give the practical knowledge I've gained through being a professional full time musician to my students and set them on the path to great success.

Showing others that success in music is possible at whatever stage of development they are currently starting from. I have had nothing but success teaching students everything from simple chords to complex music theory. It's all within your reach!

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  • Gracie Mueller

    He lets me take my time when I’m not understanding something rather than rushing on to the next thing. He’s very invested and relates the guitar to other areas of my life, such as the sport I do. He makes even the “boring” parts of learning guitar seem really interesting. He genuinely loves the guitar and wants to share his knowledge with everyone, and he has a lot of knowledge to share! My favorite part about taking lessons from Danny is the fact that he takes time to get to know me and the things I like!

  • Jeanine Williams

    Danny has been teaching my 8 year old daughter for approximately 1 month, 2X/week for 30 minutes. She had already been introduced to guitar through another music school, with in-person lessons. Following stay at home orders she continued with on-line lessons until her teacher decided to pursue other interests. I reached out to Danny and though he generally teaches older students he was excited to take us on. He has been extremely flexible, taking whatever time necessary to communicate with both myself and my daughter to get to know how she learns best, what her goals are & discover how best to encourage and challenge her. I really appreciate the personalized videos he sends after each lesson which allows my daughter to review between lessons. He is encouraging and patient and a great communicator. I am very thankful to have found him! Not to mention-he is an amazing guitarist!

  • Jason R

    Dan is an exceptional teacher! I've been taking guitar lessons, for the first time, once a week for 6 months, using FaceTime. He has guided me from day one, and I can not believe the progress I've made, and the FUN we have had together. His experience as a guitarist, and patience and positive energy as a great person, make him the ideal teacher. He is enabling a life long goal, to learn an instrument, and I am thankful to Danny for helping me along this journey.

  • Carrie Vaughn

    Danny is not only a talented musician, but he has the innate ability to connect positively with his students, and inspire them to reach above their potential. He’s elevated my nephew’s music, and I could not be happier with the results of the lessons.

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

We will start by seeing where a student is in their development and I will create a curriculum for that student's individual needs. Although I always have a plan for every lesson, I am also flexible when a student has specific things they'd like to focus on.

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

All lessons are $60 for an hour once a week or we can do two half hour lessons a week for $30 each. Payment can come directly after the completion of the lesson or in lump payments. That is at the discretion of the student. I do ask for a deposit of $60 for the first lesson upon signing up.

How did you get started teaching?

I taught guitar all through high school and college age to support myself while working towards becoming a full time musician. Now that I have realized that dream I decided I wanted to get back to helping people along their musical path. I have been teaching regularly and find that it is truly rewarding and nothing brings me more joy than the success of my students.

What types of students have you worked with?

I currently teach and have taught students from age 8 to 70. They've come from different walks of life and play at all levels from beginner to advanced. My goal has always been to make them more well rounded, more knowledgable and more enjoyable to play with.

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

If you'd like to learn to play an instrument from me, always remember that our focus will be on the study of music. It's not about speed or shredding. We will use those things as tools to express ourselves to our fullest. The more we know as players the better we will be able to speak the language of music. Our main goal is to bring joy to the listener and ourselves.

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

What am I trying to accomplish by learning to play guitar? Are there certain goals you have in mind? Do you want to focus on theory, soloing, rhythm, learning songs, ear training, etc... Any and all of these are welcome responses. More than anything, are you ready to put in a lot of work for the most fulfilling reward?