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Daniel S In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Drums, Mallet Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Showtunes, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Soul, Avant-Garde

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Daniel S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Drums, Mallet Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Showtunes, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Soul, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MA, New York University, Music Performance BS, New York University, Music Education
Awards:

2009 - SESAC Music Award for best 10 Jazz Records in the USA

Overview:
I earned a Master's Degree in Music at New York University and then went on to study privately with percussion masters Andrew Cyrille, John Amira and the late, great Frankie Malabe. After graduating, I toured with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra for two years and made numerous contacts that would lead to tours and recordings with Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and many others. I have also toured and recorded with jazz greats such as Michael Brecker, Dennis Chambers, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. From being around such incredible musicians and teachers I have loved giving back to my students all the wonderful lessons that I have been taught -- whether in the classroom or on the road.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching for the last 25 years and I was an adjunct professor at NYU for many years. I have also been a clinician, traveling the world imparting my skills, knowledge and love for the drums. I've been in love with teaching ever since I received my Master's Degree from NYU. The professors that I had were incredible at their professions and their love of teaching made me want to never miss a class. My teachers were invaluable to my growth as a musician and educator. I want to be able to impart the same types of philsophies, techniques, skills and passion to my students as well.
METHODS USED
There are so many wonderful tools nowadays, things we didn't have when I was first learning my instrument. For all my students I would show them the wonderful possibiliities of the instrument via recordings, videos, YouTube, etc. My particular instrument is a very exciting one and I want my students to be enthralled with the possibilities. I will go through the fundamental and technical elements of the instrument as well as combining the aforementioned tools to provide an exciting and fun experience for my students.  
LESSON STYLE
Living in New York City is a blessing.  Being a cultural center one has access to the many different peoples and music that cover the range of the globe; Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Pop, Rock -- it's all here in this beautiful city. I have been lucky enough to have played in all genres because of New York's diversity. My goal is to impart the fundamentals and folkloric elements of the instrument, while merging the contemporary sounds of today. I believe in a well-rounded philosophy; exploring all types of music as well as providing the  student with necessary tools to be a complete musician.
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Nisha Kapoor

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Daniel is extremely patient with my 6 year old.

Review posted on Feb 17, 2018
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