WELCOME:

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Greetings. My name is Dan Cosley. I'm a guitarist, composer, and dedicated teacher. My aim is to help people become creatively-fulfilled musicians. I focus on modeling good practice habits and creating a relaxed atmosphere for learning and experimentation. Explore classical, acoustic, and electric guitar, bass, improvisation, music theory, composition, songwriting, and arranging.


performance videos on YouTube (Click here)


TEACHING APPROACH:

My lessons are fun and relaxed, but focused. You’ll learn about technique and theory, but always in relation to songs or pieces by your favorite musicians; the emphasis will be on learning to play by playing.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in guitar performance and composition, teaching assistantships in guitar, jazz, and music history. University of Denver.
  • Over 15 years of teaching experience, including university positions.
  • Worked in Tokyo, Japan for 5 years as a guitarist, composer, and teacher.
  • Performances as a classical and electric guitarist in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
  • First foreign-born guitarist elected to the Japan Guitar Ensemble Association's board of directors.
  • Published composer and arranger. Compositions and arrangements by Canadian publisher Les Productions d'OZ and Japanese publisher Gendai Guitar.


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