Dan’s mother was an accomplished pianist, and she enrolled him for lessons when he was 8 years old, but he wasn’t interested and gave it up. In high school, he played trombone in the band, and began to learn guitar. While a student at Harvard, he started practicing the piano daily. but when he moved to San Francisco in the 1970s without a piano, he bought a small golden accordion and assiduously taught himself to play. Teaming up with a guitar and a fiddle player, he played and wrote country western songs and performed on the streets. After moving to Marin County, Dan joined Bread and Roses as a volunteer musician, bringing live music to people in institutional settings. During those five years, he began working as a strolling accordion player and developed a repertoire of accordion favorites to enhance the ambience at public and private venues.
Learn to play this wonderful, challenging and rewarding instrument.
Personalized instruction. No boring drills. Begin playing songs right away.
First lesson: $25 (1 hour); subsequent lessons: $40 (1 hour).