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Dan Delaney, originally from Boston now residing in Cave Creek AZ, is a highly regarded pianist, entrepreneur, author, recording artist for Earthworks Professional Microphone Systems and dedicated and innovative teacher of the piano and jazz improvisation and harmony.

After attending Berklee College of Music in 1975, Dan studied extensively with notable east coast jazz educators, Dick Odgren, Paul Schmeling, Harvey Diamond and Charlie Banacos. While in Boston, Dan was very active in the jazz scene and through the years has performed with many jazz headliners.

As one of the first in the world to teach piano by video correspondence in 1989, Dan was acknowledged as a pioneer in teaching by Keyboard Magazine, television and other media. His unique method of teaching jazz improvisation has been published on DVD, online as well as in print.

In 1993 Dan moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he raised his 4 children. Dan taught piano Worldwide by video correspondence and performed regularly. Dan's passion for teaching helped him realize there was a need for high quality music education for children living in rural mountain towns. Dan was instrumental in helping start Mountaintop Music Center, a local area non-profit organization. Mountaintop has gone on to be a very successful, sustainable organization of which he is proud to say he helped develop at the ground level.

In 2003 Dan moved to Cave Creek Arizona where he had served on the faculty of two Phoenix area Colleges, where his enthusiastic and comprehensive approach was highly valued. He also appeared nightly as house pianist at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and the World Famous Phoenician Resort. At that time he had the great pleasure of appearing on a special recording project entitled: PHOENIX a tribute to the great Cannonball Adderley. Led by world-class sax player virtuoso Chris Stewart, the quintet featured well-known and respected Phoenix musicians and was very well received while gaining impressive reviews and #13 on Jazz Billboard.

In 2005 Dan's book Play Piano in Six Weeks Or Less was published by Sterling Book Publisher selling over 300,000 copies has gained Dan great recognition in the music industry.

Most recently, Dan is proud to announce he became part of the EARTHWORKS Professional Microphones ARTISTS group to help support such a wonderful product. A humbling experience to be part of such a legendary lineup of talented Artists.

Dan remains committed to teaching, continually writing and continues to perform regularly. His dedication and years of experience have helped him refine his very own comprehensive and unique method for teaching piano, Jazz Improvisation and Harmony, which he offers via SKYPE and his popular PERSONALIZED VIDEO CORRESPONDENCE. Dan also is very active offering his Seminars virtually and teaching PRIVATELY in his own studio located in Cave Creek, AZ to select students.

To get on Dan's mailing list for up and coming performances or more information on studying piano please contact Dan direct.



Dan Delaney- Pianist/Teacher/Author has been active in the music scene for over 3 decades. Staying true to his commitment to performing and teaching you can follow a timeline below that will highlight some of the important years of Dans career.



EarthWorks
Dan is proud to announce that he has been selected as an EarthWorks Featured Artist, joining a group of some of the most influential jazz and pop musicians in the world.



  
2010- PARADISE VALLEY and GLENDALE COLLEGE
Dan has held a Faculty position at Both Glendale and Paradise Valley Colleges since his arrival to Arizona in 2003. He remains very active and commited to his teaching and was instrumental in developing the Jazz Ensemble program at PVCC which has proven to be a huge success for aspiring entry level and professional musicians.




2008- LEARN To PLAY PIANO IN SIX WEEKS OR LESS
Dan has signed Worldwide Rights with Sterling Book Publisher of New York. He is the author of �Play Piano In Six Weeks Or Less�. As a result of over 30 years of teaching brings forth his innovative approach to learning piano.



2003 The RITZ CARLTON
Upon arriving to Arizona, Dan was the house pianist at the Ritz Carlton, downtown Phoenix for many years, where he began to get seriously recognized in his new town. He now has a wonderful, musical life he has developed



2003 - The FOUR SEASONS RESORT
Dan performed regularly as the house pianist at the fabulous Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale



2002 - PianoInstruction.com
Based on the success of his online PianoForKids presence, Dan developed PianoInstruction.com. This effort targeted the general beginner piano audience, and led to other published piano education material like the Learn to Play Piano in six weeks book and DVD.



2000 - PIANO FOR KIDS
Dan collaborated with the entire Madison Elementary School, the Principal and the art department to help Illustrate his piano program he developed for young children. A systematic approach for effective learning designed for KIDS, ages 5 and up



1995 - CD ROM - LEARN PIANO with Dan Delaney
Developed a product for worldwide distribution through Abaco Software Co. The 5 CD ROM product received wonderful reviews from the media and had great success when it first launched in 1995.



1992 - MOUNTAIN TOP MUSIC CENTER
Dan was chairman of the Piano Department and notable in the organization and startup of Mountain Top Music Center. He had served actively his entire time living in NH and touched many students young and old living in the rural resort ski town of North Conway NH.



1992- WHITE MOUNTAIN HOTEL and RESORT
Dan performed nightly as the house pianist for 11 years at the Premier Fine Dining Resort located in beautiful White Mountains of North Conway New Hampshire.



1992 - EAGLE MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Dan performed for 11 years as the house pianist at the well known Historic Resort, The Eagle Mountain House in beautiful Jackson, NH



1992- CAMP ENCORE CODA
Dan was a very prominent faculty member each summer at the elite summer music camp, CAMP ENCORE CODA. Teaching private jazz piano/lectures/clinics and also running Eldrerhostel programs. Located in Sweden Maine on a gorgeous lakeside setting. The camp catored to gifted individuals who came from all over the US seeking a high level summer learning experience.



1989 PERSONALIZED VIDEO PIANO METHOD
Dan was viewed as first in the World to develop his video piano correspondence method. He has taught students Worldwide and has been reviewed in Keyboard Magazine and other media publications.



1980 MARRIOTT HOTEL BOSTON LONG WHARF
Dan performed for the Grand Opening and was regularly featured as house pianist for many years



1975 BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Attended Berklee College of Music while in High School, then attended full time in 1975. Following Berklee Dan studied extensively with Jazz Greats- Paul Schmeling, Harvey Diamond, Charlie Banacos and Dick Odgren.



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