I presently offer lessons in-person, remotely,
and a convenient hybrid option (a mix of remote and in-person).
I offer mainly piano lessons and guitar lessons for students of all ages and ability levels.
Lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes, costing $30, $45, and $60 per lesson, respectively.
A 30-minute trial lesson is free for new students, and should you choose to continue
you will be billed monthly, paying in advance for the month’s lessons.
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I’m Daniel Coe, a professional composer, multi-instrumentalist and music educator located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
I received a Bachelor of Music Education from Ithaca College in 2002 and a Masters in Music Composition from the University of Florida in 2004. Since graduating, in addition to teaching I have been working professionally as a composer and arranger with acts such as The New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr.
One can hear music that I have composed around the world on various television programs, including multiple placements on Saturday Night Live. I also continue to work behind the scenes in music preparation on numerous theatrical motion pictures and concert events (such as the infamous 2022 Academy Awards). I taught at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul prior to its unfortunate closure.
But long before I was in music professionally, I loved to share music with others. Even when just starting piano lessons as a youngster I was encouraging others to play and enjoy music with me. It is this enthusiasm that I aim to impart through my teaching.
I offer music lessons on many instruments. Piano lessons, guitar lessons, trumpet lessons, french horn lessons, and many other instruments of the band. I am a member of the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association (MMTA), Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
I'm located in Eden Prairie and close to Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Victoria, Chaska, and Edina.
I received a degree from Ithaca College specializing in instrumental music education. This means that in addition to my primary instruments of piano and guitar I am able to teach all the instruments of the band capably. I have played piano since about seven years old and played trumpet and french horn through high school (french horn into college).
I presently can offer piano, ukulele and guitar, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone/euphonium, french horn lessons. Ask for additional instruments.
I would suggest finding another teacher for string or voice lessons and would be happy to recommend someone. :)
Even my 20 month toddler shows a connection with music at home and there are places that offer group music classes for little ones like him; however, the best age to start piano lessons is around five or six. Private piano lessons require the student to be actively engaged, sitting still and following directions for about a half hour. I have students who are barely 5 and can do this successfully, while I know other children around seven for whom this would be a great challenge! Ultimately, it boils down to the individual, and that's why I offer a free trial lesson for the student to get to know me and for me to see if he or she is ready for private lessons.
For guitar lessons, I recommend an even later start like nine or ten. This is because the learning curve is greater. Playing guitar is painful at first!! The student needs to be dedicated in order to build calluses on the fingers to reduce this pain. Also, fretting the notes certainly takes significantly more finger strength than producing a satisfying tone on the piano.
I encourage younger students interested in the guitar to learn the ukulele first, as the first three strings on a ukulele are directly transferrable to the guitar.
Lessons are at my home on the western edge of Eden Prairie or remotely via FaceTime or Skype.
I do not come to your home for lessons.
I transcribed this from the soundtrack recording (and the movie), notated it in Finale, and performed it live on an Alesis QS8, triggering Native Instrument’s The Grandeur.