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Daniel Cooper

Christchurch
Organ Lessons | Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Pricing: $40 for 45minutes, first 2 lessons for beginners are free!
  • Styles: Classical and modern.
  • Suitability: Ages 8-18 Beginner to Advanced

Bio

Daniel has been playing the piano since a young age, featuring as a guest soloist in many concerts around the Canterbury region, participated in masterclasses nationally and internationally, with concert performances in New Zealand and Australia.

Daniel has a passion for sharing the art of piano playing with the next generation, and encouraging them and supporting them with a detailed understanding of the instrument, technique, and performance musicianship.

Engaging lessons with a mixture of all styles of piano repertoire from classical through to modern rock/pop help his students become well-rounded pianists and musicians!

Daniel, as well being an accomplished pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, is a very talented composer and improviser. His works have been performed in concert, and he has spent time improvising in a concert setting. He has written several suites for concert band (featured at Christchurch Concert band festival 2013), two piano concertos, one organ concerto, one mass, two baroque suites for string quartet, and numerous piano sonatas to name a few.

Daniel is Director of Music and Organist of Knox Church Christchurch, Director of the Knox Singers, Assistant Conductor of the Christchurch Boys’ High School Choir, Conductor of the Christchurch Youth Chamber Orchestra, ¬†and Assistant Musical Director of the Christchurch Liedertafel Male Voice Choir (Christchurch’s longest standing choral association)

Teaching Info

Beginner:
-Basic theory
-Basic history of music and the piano
-Piano technique
-Posture and presentation

Intermediate/advanced:
-Concert repertoire preparation
-Deeper exploration of music theory and history
-Development of improvisation
-Advanced music theory

I can also tutor in NCEA Music, music theory, and aural skills for Trinity or ABRSM.