Imagine if Mary Poppins were to run a School of Rock! You could probably be picturing Dani Schipaanboord. For 17 years, Dani has taught private piano and voice lessons in Southern California. She has spent the last 6 years creating and developing both the Norma Coombs Children's Choir in Pasadena and the Mayflower Children's Choir in Monrovia. And she is the founder and director of the (5 star rated) Rockin' Rhythm Music Camp! Children and adults of all ages and levels have loved the enthusiasm she brings into making music an "instrumental" part of their lives. She has recently moved to the Fort Union / Midvale area and is accepting piano students of all levels. She teaches private lessons in her home. Call now to reserve your spot!
I firmly believe that music is for everyone. Not everyone that comes to this planet will be born with the natural talents of Mozart or Beethoven. Very few of us will ever have the skills, talents, time or desire to become grand virtuosos. But everyone can have music in their lives. Everyone can learn the language of notes and feel the heartbeat in the rhthym of a song. I work with each of my students to help them to learn to read notes, understand different rhythms, and find the joy of performance. (Even if only in the comfort of their own living rooms) I not only teach the techniques and skills required, but I encourage, motivate, (sometimes cajole) and inspire students of all ages, all talent levels, and even all shyness levels to find a way to fill their lives and homes with music.
Dani is great with my daughter, and I've been really impressed with how quickly she is learning!
We just started my daughter's lessons last week. Dani is making piano fun for my daughter, and she has even looked forward to practicing and looks forward to her lessons.
Dani is wonderful with great enthusiasm and my son has learned so much already.
I'm so glad I'm taking lessons with Dani! I played piano kind of haphazardly as a kid, and she's been great about taking what I already know and building upon it as an adult learner. My schedule is crazy, but she's been flexible with lessons and understanding when I can't make it. I could not recommend her more!