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Daniel Cooper

Christchurch
Organ Lessons | Choirs, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: MusB
  • Pricing: $60 per hour (as of 7/2018)
  • Styles: Classical and modern.
  • Suitability: Ages 8-18 Beginner to Advanced

Bio

Daniel has been playing the piano and organ since a young age, and has presented numerous solo recitals throughout New Zealand and Australia. In addition to his solo repertoire, Daniel enjoys playing harpsichord and organ continuo in performances throughout the country, including Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” (Hawke’s Bay 2017), and Handel’s “Messiah” with the Napier Civic Choir (Hawke’s bay 2017).

Daniel has a passion for sharing the art of piano playing with the next generation, encouraging and supporting them with a detailed understanding of the instrument, technique, and performance musicianship.

Engaging lessons with a mixture of all styles of piano repertoire from “classical” through to “modern rock/pop” help his students become well-rounded pianists and musicians!

Daniel, as well being an accomplished pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, is a very talented composer and improviser. Many of Daniel’s works have been performed in concert, and he has spent time improvising in a concert setting.

Daniel takes a great interest in the performance and study of 20th Century “classical” music and New Zealand organ music, having performed many works by Britten, Glass, Cage, Mews, Lilburn, Langlais, Messiaen, Hindemith, Carter and others.

Being the director of numerous prominent choral ensembles within Chirstchurch, Daniel has an excellent grasp on the voice as an instrument, and the direction and leadership of large and varied ensembles. Daniel is always interested in helping younger voices “find their place” in the myriad of styles of vocal music accessible today.

Daniel is Director of Music and Organist of Knox Church Christchurch, Director of the Knox Singers, Choir leader at St Marks Presbyterian Church Avonhead, Conductor of the Christchurch Youth Chamber Orchestra, ¬†and Musical Director of the Christchurch Liedertafel Male Voice Choir (Christchurch’s longest standing choral association)


Teaching Info

Beginner:
-Basic theory
-Basic history of music and the piano/organ
-Piano technique
-Posture and presentation

Intermediate/advanced:
-Concert repertoire preparation
-Deeper exploration of music theory and history
-Development of improvisation
-Advanced music theory

I can also tutor in NCEA Music, music theory, and aural skills for Trinity or ABRSM.

Contact Daniel Cooper