Daniel Smith TUITION Page
> SUNSHINE BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE & SOUL-JAZZ PIANO TUITION
Whether OnLine, in Spain or the UK - Daniel will instil sunshine into your piano playing!
On Line : Sessions & delivery via Skype & Zoom.
On Demand : Whatsapp, bespoke documents, text/email exchanges & phonecalls.
On Menu : 'Modelled' selections of pieces, compositions and skills on YouTube.
In Person : All-inclusive homestay courses in Huelva, Spain from 2021.
In Tune : With your needs, level, aims, time-schedule, budget and much more.
Contact Daniel for a free mobile, Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp consultation chat!
> WHAT DANIEL'S 'TUTEES' SAY ABOUT DANIEL'S SUNSHINE 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 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 in Spain) 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 caring, understanding and flexible on an individual level as regards my personal 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! Three days in my now favourite Spanish city, Huelva, 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 flew; he managed the sessions so skillfully & smoothly; the practice-time and audio recording were invaluable; and he and his Spanish wife are hosts extraordinaires! I'm already signed up for a follow-up session, and looking forward to my next full trip back to Huelva." Mark A, Glasgow, U.K.
> THE LOWDOWN ON...
INNOVATIVE SUNSHINE DISTANCE TUITION
>Bespoke tailored blues/boogie woogie/jazz piano tuition packages delivered to your home from Spain!
>Via Skype; Whatsapp; Zoom; Audio exchanges; ...via specially produced documents; by email; via telephone 'meetings'; and more!
>A huge amount is covered, very quickly - totally at you convenience!
>Personalised content, audios & documents are produced just for you.
>And fabulous deals are available for batches of lessons.
>Daniel also speaks Spanish, German, Dutch and has basic French and is happy to deliver courses in these languages.
Get in touch for a detailed info pack. Daniel is happy to call you for a chat too!
ALL-INCLUSIVE SUNSHINE PIANO PACKAGES
>Blues, boogie & jazz piano intensive short stays in Huelva (Spain).
>Just 70 minutes by car from Faro or Seville.
>Can include tuition, airport transfer, B&B, catering and all resources.
>Contact Daniel for a bespoke quote and tailored schedule outline.
>All based on your level, requirements, availability, budget and needs.
Contact Daniel for a fact-sheet and detailed information. Daniel is happy to call you for a chat too!
> SO, WHAT DOES SUNSHINE 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, jazz chord sequences, 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 notes from the sessions; a 40-page booklet of resources; audio feedback in bite-size 10-minute 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 confidence.'
> 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).
>Ha 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 booklets and the whole multi-level delivery provide some great practical tips on a myriad of aspects of blues, jazz, and boogie woogie piano. From an expert!
See also... YOUTUBE RESOURCES
'25 BLUES LEFT-HANDS' > MODEL BASS FIGURES FOR BLUES KEYBOARDISTS
'BIRD'S-EYE BLUES' > MODEL PIANO PIECES FOR BLUES KEYBOARDISTS