Learn for fun of exam preparation! I strongly believes that students learn best when they are having fun, which is reflected through my flexible and gratifying teaching style. I am able to teach from home or travel to the students' home.
Hello! My name is Dan and I am music teacher specialising in piano and keyboard, as well as music technology and music theory. I have recently graduated from the University of West London as part of the London College of Music with a First Class Honours in Music Performance and Recording. I can assist with music course's, and other subtopics including composition and production.
I have over 14 years of experience as a pianist performing in various bands and solo work. I am a currently working as a freelance jazz/pop pianist, performing in piano venues around Liverpool as well as part of an indie/rock band. I am also capable of teaching guitar, bass, and drum's to a beginner level.
I have an broad knowledge of music theory, covering the basics and more advanced concepts found in classical and jazz music. I am a big believer that students learn best when they're having fun! Therefore I often cater my lessons towards the individuals interest so that they can study the music they enjoy. Whether you're looking for a tutor to help with exam curriculum or even start out brand new, contact me to find out more information!
Rates may very according to ability/age/location of student. All cancellations must be agreed 24 hours prior to the lesson or payment will still be issued. Get in contact for more information.
BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Recording with The University of West London - London College of Music
Graduated with a First Class Honours - 2018
Music for Moving Image
‣Involved composing music to coincide with videos, with intention to alter the mood according to the style of music created, as well as composing to a given brief.
‣I experimented with creative ways of designing SFX textures and sounds such as the manipulation of sampled recordings.
‣All work created using Logic Pro X as a DAW.
‣Achieved a first class individual grade (77.6%).
‣Involved producing a 4 track EP of industry professional standard, including audio work, written, promotional content and presentation of the artefact.
‣On this module, I chose the number 8 as a theme, meaning that all 4 of my tracks had been produced with a relation to the number 8.
‣This involved extensive research into the the different properties of 8 in various factors such as; languages, nature, mathematics, science and coding.
‣Achieved a first class individual grade (74.4%).
‣A final recording and performance project both focusing on my own jazz/funk fusion band, featuring myself on piano.
‣Recording project involved recording a live band, then mixing and mastering. I produced a 6 track EP. All work written, produced, and mastered by myself.
‣Achieved a first class individual grade (76.25%) for recording project and first class individual grade (71.3%) for performance project.
London College of Music Exam Board
‣Grade 8 Distinction in Keyboard Musician & Freelance Pianist
‣ A weekly 4 hour slot in a wine bar in Liverpool called Rope and Twines. Playing jazz and pop interpretations on solo piano.
‣ I also work in a function band, performing at weddings and private parties. Hospitality
‣ I am currently in a band called DENIO as the keyboard/synth player/background vocalist. We have gained support from both BBC Introducing Merseyside and Lancashire, as well as Amazing Radio and featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Six String Playlist and Sofar Sounds Global Spotify playlist. We also played on the BBC Introducing stage at Highest Point Festival 2018.
‣ During my studies at University of West London, I formed my own jazz fusion band ‘Behop’, resulting in numerous gigs across London including Hammersmith Jazz Café.
‣ As well as being a pianist, I play drums and guitar up to a high standard.
‣ I was previously in a band called Rangoon Sons. We won Liverpool’s biggest Battle of the Bands
competition in 2013 (under the name Broken English), beating 47 other bands.
Daniel is a session-standard musician, a fantastic jazz pianist and talented composer.
He is organised, reliable and patient. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn both basic and advanced piano and music theory.
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