OUR TEACHERS

DAN LEFLER - Flute, Piano, Guitar

 

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 1987
Instruments: Flute, Piano, Guitar
Teaching Experience: 25 years
Performing Experience: 5, 667 live performances (but who's counting)
Recording Experience: 10 published CD's
Areas of Expertise: Performance, Theory, Reading
Styles of music: Classical, Rock, Pop, Contemporary
Short Term Goals: Complete my Music School Online programming and bring to market
Long Term Goals: To enable my music school to survive and thrive long after I'm gone

 



 

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GRACE FREEMAN-Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Bass

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2015

Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice

Teaching Experience: 4 years

Performing Experience: Performs with multiple bands

"The Moon Police" and "Gal Musette"

Recording Experience: Solo Album "Shadow" released March 2017

The Moon Police "The lost go sailing by" album released Summer 2014

Areas of Expertise: Songwriting 
Styles of music: Folk pop

Short Term Goals: Performing, teaching, and learning more about music

Long Term Goals: Songwriting as a career

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SYE SHARPPiano, Guitar, Ukulele

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2017

Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

Teaching Experience

Education: Regis Univertsity - B.A., Music Major, Communications Minor

Performing Experience

Recording Experience: Jazz EP

Areas of Expertise: Theory, Sight Reading, Improv, Playing by Ear, Pro Tools

Styles of music: Jazz, Fusion/Funk, Classical

Short Term Goals

Long Term Goals:

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ALICA WILLIAMSViolin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Guitar​

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2018

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Guitar

Teaching Experience: 8 years

Performing Experience: Performed with Mountain Top Strings Ensemble touring Europe and performed in Azusa Pacific University touring China.

Recording Experience: Some CDs and studio work 

Areas of Expertise: Performance, Technique
Styles of music: Classical, Fiddle, Pop

Short Term Goals: To Continue pursuing my love of teaching and performing

Long Term Goals: To perform with Pacific Symphony and run a strings program in a foreign country

MICHAEL LUCAS - Guitar, Bass, Drums

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2005
Bands: Flock of 80's

Instruments: Guitar, Bass guitar, Drums, Vocals

Teaching Experience: 12 years

Performing Experience: About 1,000 Live performances

Areas of Expertise: Performing

Styles of Music: Rock, Pop, Metal, Progressive Rock

Short Term Goal: Create opportunities for myself and new musicians
Long Term Goal: Establish, maintain, and share music and talents with inspiring people!

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TAWNY WILLIAMS - VIOLIN,  VIOLA,  CELLO,  BEGINNER GUITAR, BEGINNER UKE, BEGINNER PIANO, BEGINNER VOICE

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2019

Instruments: Violin,  Viola,  Cello,  Beginner Guitar, Beginner Uke, Beginner Piano, Beginner Voice

Teaching Experience: Over 10 years, Her teaching experience includes the Big Bear Summer Strings Camp, Foothill Musical Arts, Hill Conservatory, Singing in the Pines Preschool and Blair Academy for the Arts.  

Performing Experience:  She has studied with numerous pedagogues including Sharon Rizzo, Bonnie Bell, Alex Russell, and Miroslav Hristov. Throughout her musical career, she has travelled and performed in countries such as Italy, Austria, Canada and China.

Recording Experience: Solo Album "Shadow" released March 2017 The Moon Police "The lost go sailing by" album released Summer 2014

Areas of Expertise: She received her Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance from Azusa Pacific University in California
Music Style: Sectionals/string orchestra

Short Term Goals: To consistently pass on my knowledge of music to each and every one of my students therefore growing a larger student base

Long Term Goals: To spread my love of music across the world by traveling to my most desired places and then to perform for these different crowds of people