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INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Dan is a multi-instrumentalist living in Lincoln, Ne. Over the past decade, he has performed in a variety of bands and styles on guitar, dobro, and pedal steel. As a performer he focuses on jazz, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass. Dan holds a Master’s degree in jazz guitar performance from the University of Wyoming where he studied under Ryan Fourt (guitarist) and Ben Markley (pianist).

As an educator Dan believes in Tailoring his curriculum to each specific student rather than using a cooking cutter approach. He understands that different genres require different skills/techniques and will work to streamline lesson plans to get students to achieve their playing goals as quickly as possible. With the abundance of online resources available today it is easy for aspiring musicians to become overwhelmed, which makes honing in on the most efficient approach vital! Dan teaches guitar, squareneck dobro, pedal steel, and mandolin to all ability levels. He also teaches beginner-intermediate banjo. He can cover a variety of styles including jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock, country, and fingerstyle guitar. He is also passionate about teaching music theory and ear training to interested students.