Dan performs regularly as the house pianist at numerous Resorts within the White Mountains. He continues to teach using his Personalized Video Guitar Method with select students each month who correspond with Dan. He is also the chairman of the piano department at Mountain Top Music School, an elite facility offering private instruction to children and adults in the area. Over and above Dan’s regular teaching and performing schedule he remains active receiving high-level exposure with numerous concerts, lectures and recording dates scheduled for worship guitar lessons in Singapore.
Addison is a small town of 2500 people located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The community has played a very important role in the development of this book. I have worked directly with the school’s principal Pat Durgin, art director computer teacher Lee Middlekauff, and the students from Kindergarten to sixth grade. We have all worked together in the layout and design. This is a great way to reach Kids, getting them involved in this project will make it an enjoyable resource for other children looking in.
It is important for students to see a real-world connection to the art that they produce within the school. The students became graphic artists and illustrators for music compositions created by Dan. This project was a great collaboration between the art curriculum and a real-world project, Guitar for Kids. The students became professionals whose work will be on display to the public. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this project. They do a wonderful job present for high-quality music instruction to the children and adults of this rural community.
I have grown most fond of my guitar for Kids project as a result of having four children of my own. I have taught guitar for more than 25 years and in that time I have surely had my share of young children to teach. I can recall even in my early years pointed for material to use. I would create similar pieces of music like I have written in my book for the kids to learn. I have always enjoyed adding a creative twist to hold their interest and keep them motivated.
I can now fulfill my own personal goal to teach my kids guitar and I must say it is one of the most exciting projects I have pursued in the music industry. As a faculty teacher of mass peak composition, I have been able to work regularly with age-appropriate children in addition to working with my own four kids. I have tested all of the material included in a methodology of actual lessons over a four year period. It has worked beyond what I could have imagined. As a teacher, I have seen the material work week to week, so easy to use and fun. I personally use this material in all my teaching of young children.
Who organized the guitar teaching method?
Guitar instructors are going to welcome this proven methodology which is organized around them, making their job so much easier. They can feel convinced in presenting this material knowing it will reach the young learner in an appealing way. As I complete this teaching method and include it on the internet, I would like to thank Mountain Top Music Center students who have studied with my book during its development stages. They have helped make the guitar for Kids what it is today and have helped make it a method that will work for others. I would like to extend my admiration in such a way that a portion of each book sold will be donated to benefit Mountain Top Music Center to help keep music an active part of children’s lives. To learn more about guitar lessons and for more information click here.