> BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE & SOUL-JAZZ PIANO TUITION
On Tour : Check GIGS for Daniel's next London&South tuition-tours.
On Line : Sessions & delivery via Skype & Zoom.
On Demand : Via Whatsapp; bespoke documents; when and how you want .
On Menu : A huge selection of skills, as you select.
InSpirational : Empowering. Getting to the core of what you need to achieve!
In Tune : With your level, aims, time-schedule, budget and much more.
In Scotland! : All-inclusive short-stay packages in Dollar FK14.
Contact Daniel for info. Or a free mobile/Skype/Zoom/WhatsApp consultation chat!
> WHAT DANIEL'S 'TUTEES' SAY ABOUT DANIEL'S BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE & SOUL-JAZZ PIANO TUITION.
"Daniel is a rarity - a blues pianist who is actually a trained teacher - and it shows! His sessions are meticulously planned & his feedback documents & audios come in entirely relevant, incisive detail... all without any loss of the spontaneity, fun and creativity so necessary in jazz and blues. He has the knack (from afar) of being able to be totally personable, 'present', frequently humorous; and uncannily go with the flow of my stumbles, direction changes and ongoing requirements on various levels. Flexible, stimulating and entirely in accordance with my needs. I really can't recommend his 'Distance Tuition' highly enough!" Mike R, London, U.K.
"Daniel's piano teaching seems to know no limitations. I'd recommend his distance tuition package without hesitation. He has unparalleled passion for and experience & understanding of blues piano. His performance tips, artists/song recommendations and choice of material for me are inspirational. He has also been extremely understanding and flexible on an individual level regarding life and work schedules. Each and every 'session' is a serious blues piano learning experience - relaxed & frequently entertaining! Keep up the great work Daniel." Marcus B, Glocs., U.K.
"BEST present ever! <Intensive tuition>... with the genius that is Daniel. Whether you're an experienced player or just starting out (or anywhere in between), Daniel will tailor everything to exactly meet your needs. Insightful, knowledgeable, fascinating, stimulating - the time just flies; he manages the sessions so skillfully & smoothly; the practice tips and audio recordings are invaluable; & I'm already signed up for more!"
Mark A, Glasgow, U.K.
> THE LOWDOWN ON...
INNOVATIVE DISTANCE TUITION
>Bespoke tailored blues/boogie woogie/jazz piano tuition packages delivered to your home, from Daniel's (in Scotland).
>Via Skype; Whatsapp; Zoom; Audio exchanges; ...specially produced documents & audios; and more!
>A huge amount is covered, very quickly - totally at your convenience!
>Personalised content & resources are produced, just for you.
>And fabulous deals are available for batches of input - 6hrs or 12hrs! Of course 'PAY-AS-YOU-GO' hourly rates are also available.
All prices also apply to 'live' tuition-in-your-home, with pre-agreed costs for travel factored in.
Tuition also available in Dollar, Scotland! Get in touch! Daniel is happy to call you for a chat too!
> SO, WHAT DOES BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE & SOUL-JAZZ PIANO TUITION WITH DANIEL ENTAIL?
Areas covered include : twelve bar blues, eight-bar blues, boogie woogie left-hands, walking-bass figures, blues introductions & endings, boogie breaks, jazz chords, practice short-cuts, the blues scale, improvisation, technique, blues and jazz theory, composition, transposing, background & history, recommended listening, performance coaching and much much much more...
FROM THE BEGINNER TO THE 'GIGGER'; FROM JAZZ TO ROCK; FROM THE CLASSIC TRACKS TO THE OBSCURE...
"The content is totally dictated by you; is super-practical in terms of getting you playing; & focuses on what YOU want - your preferences & needs. We can run through an overview of blues basics & some nitty-gritty; do innovative things for you to start to practise & play with confidence & enjoyment; or dive in to tackling those advanced tracks you've always wanted to master."
"I provide bespoke summaries from the sessions; links to my YT tutorials or other material; audio feedback in bite-size handy chunks; recommended jazz, blues and boogie piano listening; and my ‘helpline’ after each lesson, for any questions and queries."
"And much much more! It's really a comprehensive package, entirely flexible & tailored to you & your needs. I'm passionate about what I do & will always go the extra mile to ensure I can best share the music I love with you & get you playing with direction."
> MUSIC TEACHING BACKGROUND
MORE THAN 30 YEARS' EXPERIENCE...
>Daniel Smith is a qualified and experienced teacher with over 30 years' experience.
>He has been a specialist university music tutor on BA Applied Music degree courses.
>He has tutored at the The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).
>He has run workshops at festivals, arts centres and Arts Council-funded events throughout The U.K..
>He has played blues, jazz, and boogie woogie piano for over 40 years.
>He has had extensive classical training, beyond Grade 8 Classical and studied music to Scottish Higher level.
>His workshops are one-to-one or small group and started in London in 1993.
>His Distance Tuition really meets your needs in a creative, specific and convenient way.
>Both the tuition, the feedback and the whole multi-level delivery provide some great practical tips on a myriad of aspects of blues, jazz, and boogie woogie piano.
> Finally, Daniel is increasingly working on tailored tuition with clients, perhaps more elderly, but in any case with various physical needs... relating to sight loss, neurological disorders or simply increasing physical limitations. As an ex-SENCO (Head of Special Needs) as well as himself living with Multiple Sclerosis since 2008, Daniel is a supremely sensitive, creative, positive and respectfully aware music tutor.
He is happy to talk any time about any related specific needs you may have.