My name is Daniel but many of my students call me "Mr. G"! I have taught group classes but prefer tutoring. I have over 25 years of teaching experience. In the last 8 years I have focused on private tutoring. I am an expert singer and voice teacher. I am an advanced guitarist and teacher. I am a beginning piano teacher but have a great way to get students to experience success immediately. I teach conversational Spanish. I learned by immersion, yet I understand all the grammar and li... [more]
I have spoken Spanish since I was 25 years old and I?m 65 now I have recently taken in intensive immersion course to hone my speaking and listening and writing and interpretation skills.
I studied voice and chorus at USD. My voice training included hundreds of hours in ear training. In addition I have sung with the Palm Beach Opera in Florida. I have been teaching voice and guitar professionally since 2007. I have compiled a manual for singing that I provide for all my students.
I studied music theory and performance at USD and sang solos, accapella, chorus and opera. I took classes in music theory and composition as well as history and music appreciation. I have taught the same subjects to adults and as music director at various high schools.
I have been playing folk and rock guitar since the age of 18. I have led music groups, played in bands and used my guitar to backup my singing innumerable amounts of times. More recently I studied guitar techniques with Hub Ridgell in El Cajon, CA. He taught me scales, notation, tablature, leads, picking patterns and techniques and more as well as music theory as applied to guitar.
I studied music and voice at USD. Post graduate private vocal training for 4 more years with Robert Austin who was on the faculty of USD. In 1994 I began a career as a vocalist in the San Francisco region. I received training in vocal instruction under Richard Nichol of the Garcia-Machessi Institute. I performed solos with the Maui Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Palm Beach Opera Chorus and Max's Opera Cafes. I taught rock, pop, jazz and metal as Voice Teacher with Day Jams for three years in La Jolla. I have been teaching private and group lessons since 2007. I established Mr. "G's" Studios in 2014 of currently work with 50 students.