Dan Whitley Music

Dan Whitley Music

1 employee
44 years in business

About this pro

private music teacher all ages 22 years in Draper Utah

studied in Los Angeles (college) and with Seth Riggs, vocal instructor

education: BYU, U of U

sang & played guitar with CAPITOL recording artists
currently teach privately and in Utah public schools
specialize in teaching young children and jazz bands
performed with my groups at Disneyland, State Fair, etc.

I enjoy introducing children to physical and mental development through music; watching their progress as they learn self-discipline and a love for music. Can help adults improve skills.

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Draper, UT 84020
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My first lesson is an assessment of eye-hand coordination, pitch & rhythm recognition, recall, ability to concentrate and follow directions. I enjoy connecting early reading development to note reading and have assisted many young children with improving their literacy skills.

Then I schedule the lesson.  I encourage private and group weekly lessons. 

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

Please see my profile.

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

$25 half hour private lesson, $15-20 student teachers

$12.50 group instruction per hour

$40 half hour recording

How did you get started teaching?

by request

What types of students have you worked with?

all types, all ages, vocal and instrumental
choir, standards to jazz band

coaching performing groups
Osmond Boys 2nd gen.
Goodman famiy
Hughes Bros.& family-Branson, MO
Klinger sisters, Hollywood
Mugelston family band

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Utah State Fair, Disneyland performances
Christmas festival Bluffdale

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

realize that music study is delayed gratification and takes
time and parental support

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

time commitment, allowing introduction to various instruments to find the right fit; I suggest piano, violin, guitar, drums and percussion