Instruments: Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Jazz Theory
Age: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Adult
Nelson and NCMA
About Daniel Christoffersen
Daniel’s musical journey began at the age of six, and his dedication has led him to achieve remarkable milestones. He holds a Bachelor of Classical Music degree from the prestigious Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to perform at various venues across Australia, and he treasures these experiences. Daniel also co-owned the respected Rockingham Music Academy in Western Australia, where he contributed to the local music community. As a committed music instructor, he has been privileged to share his knowledge and passion with students for nearly seventeen years. Alongside his teaching work, Daniel has enjoyed the creative process as a member of the progressive rock band Agnesis, with three notable releases to their name. He has performed and composed for solo classical guitar, guitar quartets and bands. Now he spends most of his time writing and recording for his band, playing jazz and composing for film.
Skills and expertise
Daniel’s teaching method revolves around technique, theory and focusing on the styles and genres that the student enjoys.
- Technique: This includes using a pick and/or finger picking, rhythm/feel and tone. Daniel believes that with good technique, all students can eventually play even the most difficult and virtuosic pieces.
- Theory: Note reading, harmony (how to build chords, progressions and melodies), transcribing, composing and improvising. A good understanding of theory will allow the student to master any style or genre of music.
- Songs and genres the student enjoys: Learn to play your favourite songs or compositions whether it be Bach or Steve Vai. Students must enjoy the music that they practice, otherwise most will find it difficult to keep motivated.
All ages (above six years old) and all levels (beginner to advanced)