Ms. Danielle Hoffman was born in Maryland and started music early by banging on her grandparent's piano. She began formal piano lessons at age 5 and clarinet lessons at age 12. She has obtained a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Florida, and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In addition to almost 16 years of teaching private lessons, she also has experience with K-12 general music, choir, band, and orchestra. Ms. Hoffman holds a current teaching certification for Music K-12 in Colorado, and previously held a K-12 Music certification from Florida, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. She is a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and the Rocky Mountain Orff Chapter. For more information, please see her website.
Mr. Dan Buller is a multi-instrumentalist in the Denver area. Over the past decade, he has performed in a variety of bands and styles on guitar, dobro, and pedal steel. As a performer he focuses on jazz, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass. Dan holds a Master’s degree in jazz guitar performance from the University of Wyoming where he studied under Ryan Fourt (guitarist) and Ben Markley (pianist).
Dan strives to build a unique curriculum for each student based on their wishes and dreams. He understands that different genres require different skills/techniques and will work to streamline lessons to get students to achieve their playing goals as quickly as possible. With the abundance of online resources available today it is easy for aspiring musicians to become overwhelmed, which makes honing in on the most efficient approach vital! Dan teaches guitar, squareneck dobro, pedal steel, mandolin, and banjo. He can cover a variety of styles including jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock, country, and fingerstyle guitar. He is also passionate about teaching music theory, sight reading, and ear training and includes aspects of these skills in all lessons.