Dan Denette is a multi instrumentalist living in Boston, MA. Dan holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from The College of Saint Rose and teaches private and group lessons. Dan enjoys teaching a variety of musical genres including rock, pop, classical, or whatever interests the student, and prides himself on his teaching skills and ability to help students of all ages and levels succeed and have fun learning music. In addition to accompanying choirs and instrumentalists on piano, he also plays sax/clarinet/flute in the 18-piece Joey Thomas Big Band. Mr. Dan has studied music since he was a young child with top instructors in the Albany, NY area, performed both as a soloist and in groups, and is proficient in a variety of musical genres. Dan is familiar with the Royal Conservatory of Music examination system and has the ability to coach students through the preparation process.
Dan is especially inspired towards teaching the deep multi cultural tradition of American Music (Blues, Swing, Jazz, Rock, Country, Hip Hop). In his own words, “I believe in the accessibility of music, and the ease in which it can be understood by combining the American Music Tradition of Rock, Blues, and Jazz with more traditional methods of harmony.” In short, Dan wants each of his students to succeed and develop a deep and lasting love for learning and playing music. With that priority in mind, he is not afraid to “think outside the box” when suggesting repertoire to help students meet their individual and musical goals along the way.