Instructor info

I have been teaching music lessons professionally for over a decade and have instructed hundreds of students of all ages, skill levels, and learning styles.  I teach guitar, keyboard, and bass.  I focus on: learning songs, technique and tone, songwiritng, music theory, ear training, and learning to love playing music!  My motto is: music first!  It's always most important to be a well rounded musician.  A technition on your given instrument is always second in my book.  My performance schedule keeps me as a continued student of music, you are never too old to learn!

I have played in the legendary Garfield High School Jazz ensemble and have a bachelors degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. In addition to my formal music education I have also played countless shows and festivals over the years, and been a part of many recording projects. Current and past bands and artists I have performed and recorded with include: Macklemore, The Blue Scholars, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Gems, Big World Breaks, The Jefferson Rose Band, and my own trio.  

Music lesson information

I offer individual instruction for children as young as 6 (piano) and 8 (guitar/bass) and adults of any age on: guitar, bass, and keyboard.  I teach all levels of skill from a very beginner to an advanced musician.  Currently I maintain a teaching studio at Thunder Road Guitars in West Seattle on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of every week.  I offer monthly music lesson packages (one lesson per week) as well as "one-off" music lessons.  Please feel free to EMAIL me for rates and available lesson times. 

Daniel is very popular with kids and always receives positive reviews from students and parents alike

Moore Brother's Music

Dan is friendly and knowledgeable and obviously interested in teaching me to play piano well!

piano student

We have been very pleased with Dan's instruction. Both of my children have had a difficult time learning their chosen instruments due to some learning disabilities. Even though it has been challenging teaching them, Dan did not give up on them! That is the sign of a good instructor. We will definitely recommend Dan to all our friends.

student's parent