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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

 



 

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

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

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JUSTINE RUIZ- Bass, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Voice, Violin, Drums, Banjo

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2013 
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Voice, Violin, Drums, Banjo
Teaching Experience: 6 years 
Performing Experience: Performs with bands regularly since age 11, World tour
Recording Experience: Few CD's and some Studio Work
Areas of Expertise: Performance, Theory, Technique, Recording
Styles of music: Rock, Pop, Country, Classical
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JESSE CONLEE - Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2012
Instruments: Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass
Teaching Experience: 7 years
Performing Experience: Currently performs with Slapbak and Mr. Elevator, and has regularly performed with many bands over the years  
Recording Experience: Couple Published CD's
Areas of Expertise: Performance, Theory, Reading
Styles of music: Rock, Pop, Contemporary
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BRIAN SZESNYGuitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Flute, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2008

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

Teaching Experience: 11 Years

Performing Experience: Many

Recording Experience: Some

Areas of Expertise: Reading, Theory, Composition 

Styles of music: Jazz, Classical, Folk

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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!

MICHAEL STEVENS - Voice, Guitar, Drums, Piano, Bass

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2005
Instruments: Voice, Guitar, Drums
Teaching Experience: 25 years
Performing Experience: Many
Recording Experience: Couple CD's
Areas of Expertise: Performance, Theory, 
Styles of music: Classical, Rock, Pop, Contemporary
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BRENT SAMSONGuitar, Violin, Cello, Ukulele, Percussion, Piano

 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2013

Instruments: Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Piano, Uke, Vocals, Cello

Teaching Experience: 6+ Years of private lessons.

                             5 Years @ Danmans

Performing Experience: Performs with multiple bands 

                               "The Moon Police" & "Gal Musette"

Recording Experience: 3+ Years

Areas of Expertise: Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Songwriting

Styles of music: Folk, Country, Rock, Pop

Short Term Goals: Gal Musette 70 Love Songs Album Completion

Long Term Goals: Music Major + Teaching Credential

SHEREE PANTUSO-Violin, Viola, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice 

Employment: Danman's Music School since 2018

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals

Teaching Experience: 10 years

Performing Experience: Performing in bands since 13 years old and currently performing as a solo artist

Recording Experience: Recorded album "All We Need" and in the process of recording another full length album 

Areas of Expertise: Songwriting, Music Theory, Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, Coaching singer/song writers
Styles of music: Classical, contemporary, indie, pop, rock, classics, improv

Short Term Goals: to raise up other artists who are passionate about music

Long Term Goals: I would love to go on tour as a singer songwriter! 

ALICIA WILLIAMS-Violin, 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

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