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ONLINE LESSON AND LIVE PERFORMANCE UPDATE

ONLINE LESSON AND LIVE PERFORMANCE UPDATE

In case you haven't seen elsewhere on my website.  As of March 2020 I have gone to ONLINE LESSONS ONLY for the immediate forseeable future.  

Well, it's been two months now...I am happy to report online guitar lessons have been going GREAT!!  They really have far exceeded my expectations on what I felt was possible with this system.  I have really been enjoying the opportunity to try out a new method of teaching and it's helped me bring some fresh approaches to what I do; and I hope to continue refining the process!  Things that really help on everyone's end: a stable internet connection, an up to date modem/wifi router (or direct wired connection), and a device capable of handling a live stream (most ipads/tablets and computers work great..phones have been hit or miss depending on the model).  So far Skype has been the best system I have used.  Facetime and Zoom also work well but I've found there to be occasional and minor audio issues with zoom and minor video issues with facetime.  Plus Skype allows you to record the lesson for later viewing, which has been super useful.  Regardless, whatever you like to use for video calls I can try and work with you on my end.  Everything has been running super smoothly here!

Sadly, all my live shows have been put on hold for the time being.  Summer is the busiest time of year for us gigging musicians and I'm super bummed that I won't be able to perform at the numerous shows I had planned for the next several months.  I did a live stream a few weeks ago and hope to do a few more in the future.  I will publish any links here on my CALENDAR page if and when that happens.

As we eventually move into Phase 2 some non-essential buisnesses will begin opening for in-person transactions on a limited basis.  Who knows what that will look like or what it will really mean (or how safe it will actually be).  These are still really uncertain times and with that in mind I will be continuing to offer online lessons only for the immediate forseeable future.  I want to and plan on coming back to teaching in person, but only after it is deemed absolutely 100 percent safe to do so, anything else I think would be irresponsible on my part.  Safety is absolutely of the upmost importance to me.  The upside of this is you get to have music lessons from the comfort, safety, and convienience of your own home.  Thanks again everyone for your interest in my music lessons...I look forward to continuing to serve the Seattle music community now and into the future!  

ONLINE LESSONS ONLY FOR THE TIME BEING

ONLINE LESSONS ONLY FOR THE TIME BEING

Hi everyone, just a quick update I have gone to ONLINE LESSONS ONLY for the forseeable immediate future.  I hope to be back teaching at my lesson studio at Thunderroad Guitars in West Seattle as soon as it is safe to do so but for the moment I am offereing lessons online only.  All the information on my LESSONS page is still a great place to start if you're interested in taking music lessons with me, the only difference is I am now teaching via Skype, Facetime, or your preferred online application.  I am pleased to say that so far these online lessons have really been going really great!  Skype has been working out incredibly well and I look forward to continuting this method for as long as is needed.  Please feel free to EMAIL me for more information rearding my music lessons.  Thanks to everyone for thier support during this difficult and crazy time!

New FAQ Section added to lessons page

New FAQ Section added to lessons page

I have now added a frequently asked questions section to my lessons page.  For those of you here on my website for the first time: WELCOME!!!  Have a look around!  If you're interested in taking music lessons with me my lessons page and new FAQ section is the perfect place to start!  Afterwards feel free to EMAIL me with any other questions.

New Album "Sunrise High" out NOW!!

New Album "Sunrise High" out NOW!!

The Daniel Rapport Trio's new album of original material "Sunrise High" is OUT NOW!!  Link HERE on my music page.  Buy it HERE on bandcamp.  And stream it on whatever platform you enjoy, it's on all of them!  Or, come to a show and buy a physical copy of the album on CD.  They're extremely limited quantity and only available at our SHOWS.

Sunrise High

Sunrise High

Proud to announce my debut album of originals "Sunrise High" will be released in June!!  Record release show will be June 8th at Parliament Tavern in West Seattle (see my CALENDAR page for more details) and the album will be out soon after that on all streaming platforms.  We will have an extremely limited number of physical CD's for sale at the release event and at all upcoming shows thereafter.  This will be the only way to purchase an actual copy of the album.  Can't wait to share it with everyone!!  Looks out for a leadoff single from the record very soon!

Check out the title track HERE

-Daniel 

New Trio album in the works!

New Trio album in the works!

Happy to announce my trio just began work on our first full length album of completely original material!  Looking forward to sharing the music with everyone soon as it's finished.  Stay tuned!!!

September Teaching Schedule

September Teaching Schedule

A quick note that I will be out of the office for the month of Septemeber.  If you are looking for music lessons I have a great sub filling in for me while I am gone, feel free to get in contact with me and I can arrange for you to be in touch with them!  Thanks!!

Summer shows are up on the calendar!

Summer shows are up on the calendar!

Just put up all my summer shows up on the calendar page.  It's going to be a busy one with shows all over the state, and of course plenty in Seattle.  Come out and say "hi" if you get a chance!  I try to book as many free admission shows as possible.  

Lesson Gift Certificates Now Available!!

Lesson Gift Certificates Now Available!!

As we are now close to the holiday season and am pleased to announce I now have music lesson gift certificates availble for purchase!  Gift certificates for single music lessons, and a full month's worth of lessons are available: give the best gift of all...the gift of music!  Please CONTACT me for more information.  Happy holidays!  

New The Only Children EP: B OUT NOW!!!!

New The Only Children EP: B OUT NOW!!!!

I am pleased to announce the next The Only Children EP is out TODAY!  The Only Children is my nerwest musical project.  I play the Bass VI guitar along with my bandmate from Gems, Jacob Evans on drums, and my friend James Roth (from Built To Spill and Voodoo Gearshift) on pedal steel.  Our group is a mix of ambient, rock, and noir western.  Like the soundtrack to a David Lynch film set in the desert!  Hope you enjoy!!

Check it out HERE

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New The Only Children video on youtube!

New The Only Children video on youtube!

Got a new The Only Children video for a new song called "Plucky Goes West" up on youtube!!  Check it out HERE

https://youtu.be/KuMTqPTwHC4

New The Only Children album OUT NOW!!!

New The Only Children album OUT NOW!!!

Super happy to announce that my new project, The Only Children, just released our debut EP!!!  I play Bass VI on the recording along with Jake on drums and my good bud Jim Roth, from Built To Spill and Voodoo Gearshift on pedal steel.  Super stoked to have this out finally into the world.  We will have some more recordings available soon and we have some shows coming up as well.  Please head on over to my BANDCAMP or my MUSIC page to hear more

Music player up and new music soon!

Music player up and new music soon!

Music player is now up on the website...just click on the music tab and check it all out there!  And...new music soon!!  I have a a new project with Jacob Evans (my bandmate in Gems) and my longtime friend (and member of Built To Spill) Jim Roth.  We're called The Only Children.  Hoping to have an EP of original music out in the next month or so here.  Excited to share it with the world!  In the meantime go head over to the music section of my website and check out some jams!

New Trio recording out now!

New Trio recording out now!

Pleased to announce I have finished a new recording for The Daniel Rapport Trio.  It's a small sampling of the music we play.  Please check it out on bandcamp HERE.

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New Recording's Soon!

New Recording's Soon!

Working on some new recordings for the Daniel Rapport Trio.  Should be out soon!!  Can't wait to share with everyone.

Weekly gig at Dino's Tomato Pie every Tuesday

Weekly gig at Dino's Tomato Pie every Tuesday

I'm happy to say I am now playing with the band "The Family Gifts" every Tuesday evening from 8-10pm at Dino's Tomato Pie on Capitol Hill.  It's a great spot to grab a gourmet pizza and a nice drink and also listen to some music!  Admission is completely FREE!  We do instrumental music mainly from the 1960s, with a few other fun things thrown in here and there.  Come down and have a listen any tuesday!

 

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Blue Tide new album finished...out soon!!

Blue Tide new album finished...out soon!!

The new blue Tide album is almost ready!!!  Check out our leadoff single here!

https://danielrapport.bandcamp.com/track/dust-my-broom-2

Lots of new shows added

Lots of new shows added

Lots of new shows added to the calendar!  Check back often and hope to see you in person at one of my gigs!!

 

Welcome to danielrapport.com

Welcome to danielrapport.com

Welcome to my new website!  Take a chance to look around: you will find plenty of information on my current musical projects, my music lessons, and various pictures and videos featuring your's truly.  I will be adding new content very soon!  Thanks for stopping by, feel free to EMAIL me with any questions!