WELCOME:

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My name is Dan Cosley and NWPGL is my teaching studio. I'm a guitarist, composer, and dedicated teacher. I strive to create a welcoming and fun learning environment, that fosters versatile, and creatively-fulfilled musicians.

Instruction in classical, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, piano, improvisation, music theory, composition, songwriting, and arranging.

All ages and levels welcome!

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TEACHING APPROACH:

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degrees in guitar performance and composition, teaching assistantships in guitar, jazz, and music history. University of Denver.
  • Over 15 years of professional teaching experience, including university positions.
  • Worked in Tokyo, Japan for 5 years as a professional 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. My pieces are available through Canadian publisher Les Productions d'OZ and Japanese publisher Gendai Guitar.




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