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PINETOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE

BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE & JAZZ PIANO TUITION 

On Tour : Check CALENDAR for Daniel's next TUITION-ON-TOUR availability.

On Line : Sessions via Internet.   

On Demand : Sessions, feedback & bespoke resources - when+how desired.

On Menu : Select à  la carte key skills.

InSpirational : Daniel empowers you - gets to the core of what you aim to achieve.

In Tune : With your level, aspirations, time-schedule & budget. 

In Scotland : In-person tuition courses.

In Spain : Tuition packages in La Palma del Condado (nr.Seville) Andalusia.

SUNSHINE BLUES PIANO COURSES from October 2024.

¡BODEGA BLUES! : WINE-TASTING + PIANO PACKAGES from 2025.

Contact Daniel for further details or info-packs on the above!

WHAT DANIEL'S TUTEES SAY

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Daniel is a rarity - a blues pianist & trained teacher.  Sessions are meticulously planned & feedback comes in entirely relevant detail... without any loss of the spontaneity so necessary in jazz & blues. He has the knack of being totally 'present', frequently humorous; and going with the flow of my direction changes, at all levels. Flexible, stimulating, meets my needs. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Mike, London, UK

Daniel's teaching knows no limitations. I'd recommend his distance-tuition without hesitation. His unparalleled passion for & experience of blues piano; performance tips; artist-recommendations; & choice of material are inspired. He is extremely understanding on an individual level regarding life/work schedules. Each session is a serious blues-piano experience!  

Marcus, Glocs., UK

Best present ever!  Intensive tuition... with Daniel.  Whether an experienced player, just starting out, or anywhere in between, Daniel will tailor everything to meet your needs.  Insightful, knowledgeable, fascinating, stimulating - time just flies, he manages the sessions so skillfully! Conolidation & practice tips  are always spot-on!   

Mark, Glasgow, UK

THE LOWDOWN ON...

INNOVATIVE DISTANCE TUITION

>Bespoke tailored blues/boogie woogie/jazz piano tuition packages 'delivered' to your home.

>Online...with specially produced resources 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 - 5hrs or 10hrs! Or, of course 'PAY-AS-YOU-GO' hourly rates.

Daniel is happy to call you for a chat about any questions or queries you may have.

SO, WHAT DOES DANIEL'S BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE & JAZZ PIANO TUITION ENTAIL?

THE OVERVIEW

Areas covered include : boogie left-hands, walking-basses, introductions & endings, boogie breaks, 12-bar blues, 8-bar blues,  jazz chords, blues scale, improvisation, technique, theory, composition, transposing, 'perfect' practice tips, performance coaching, recommended listening historical contexts & more!

FROM BEGINNER TO 'GIGGER'; FROM JAZZ TO ROCK; THE CLASSIC TRACKS TO THE OBSCURE...

DANIEL SAYS...

"The content is totally dictated by you; is super-practical re. getting you playing; & focuses on YOUR preferences & needs. We can run through an overview of blues basics; try innovative ideas for you to  play with confidence; or dive in to tackling those numbers you've always wanted to master."

"I provide bespoke summaries from sessions; links to my YT tutorials or other; feedback in bite-size chunks; recommended listening; and my ‘helpline’ after each lesson, for any questions and queries."

"And more! It's really a comprehensive package, entirely flexible & tailored to you. 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."

>Daniel Smith is a qualified experienced teacher with 30+ years' experience;

>He has tutored on university Applied Music Degrees;

>...worked at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS); 

>...has delivered workshops at UK festivals & arts centres;

>...and has been playing blues, jazz & boogie woogie piano for 48 years!

>He has classical training beyond Grade 8;

>His Masterclasses & Workshops started 1993 in London;

>His Distance-Internet-Tuition really meets needs in a creative, specific & convenient way;

>The tuition, feedback & whole multi-level delivery provide great practical tips on a myriad of aspects of blues, jazz, and boogie woogie piano. 

> Finally, Daniel is increasingly working on 'tailored tuition'.  He is a supremely sensitive, creative, positive and respectfully aware tutor.

MUSIC TEACHING BACKGROUND

MORE THAN 30 YEARS' EXPERIENCE...

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Always happy to talk about any  specific needs or requirements.

See also... YOUTUBE RESOURCES IN THE YOUTUBE TUTORIALS SECTION! 

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