Lute Lessons

Dan Keene

Areas of Work: Queens, Nassau, Suffolk

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Folk, Metal, Rock, Pop, Blues, Music Theory, Songwriting, Composition

Levels Taught:

Guitar: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Lute: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Piano: Beginning


New York native Daniel Keene, cofounder of Galliard Music, is a guitarist, lutenist, chamber musician, and educator. He is currently on the faculty at Nassau Community College where he teaches courses in music theory and guitar. An active and versatile performer, Daniel has concertized extensively in New York and along the East Coast performing at a multitude of venues, halls, and universities. He is a member of the Red Door Chamber Players, the Hudson Flute, and Guitar Duo, and the Samadi-Keene Piano & Guitar Duo. He has also performed with the Bachelor Consort, Long Island Baroque, and Musical Amoeba. A multi-instrumentalist, Daniel plays on an array of plucked string instruments, including the guitar, lute, bandora, and mandolin. An avid performer of new music, Daniel has collaborated with composers all over the globe, premiering many new works. He studied lute and guitar with William Zito, guitar with Stephen Leonard and Jerry Willard, composition with Sidney Boquiren and Paul Moravec, and worked with tenor Jonathan Goodman and pianist Susan Sobolewski on musical interpretation.

For over 15 years, Daniel has been teaching students of all ages and levels in New York City and across Long Island. His students have been accepted to Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Purchase, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Fredonia, Ithaca College, The Hartt School, and Adelphi University.

Enjoy taking music lessons from a highly qualified instructor in the comfort of your home. 

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