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Daniel Shin


Piano Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons

  • Qualifications: Associate Member of Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand (IRMTNZ), BMus Perf piano (Auckland), GradDipTchng, Secondary, LTCL, ATCL
  • Styles: classical - contemporary
  • Suitability: Beginner to Advanced


Daniel has a very fond memory of the piano. From the early teens, he took part in the Tauranga Piano competitions from the late 80s to the early 90s, where he regularly won prizes, including the prestigious Institute of Registered Music Teachers Scholarship.

25 years later in 2018, Daniel returned to adjudicate the same competition held at the Historic Village, in Tauranga.

Since 2021, he is an Associate Member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers NZ.

Currently Daniel works full time as a secondary school teacher, specialising in tutoring academic music at NCEA levels 1 to 3, coaching performance music, as well responsible for supervising scholarship music students.

Under his guidance, students have been consistently awarded scholarship music in performance and composition, including producing Outstanding Scholars in 2016 and 2021. (top 5 musicians in the country).

In December 2021, one of his piano students has gained Distinction in Grade 8 (Trinity College, Digital Examination) with 99 marks as a year 10 student, and guided another year 10 student through an ATCL Diploma exam.

Daniel also enjoys coaching chamber music groups of all levels and abilities.

Daniel is an experienced and accomplished piano accompanist, mainly providing support for his NCEA students, and scholarship students at his school.

He also provides his skills as a pianist for school shows ranging from Guys and Dolls, The Seussical the Musical, The Little Mermaid, and the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Daniel holds three performance diplomas from Trinity College LTCL, ATCL, and Performance Certificate, which were all awarded while attending high school, as well as Bachelor of music in performance piano from Auckland University.



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