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Teaches Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon

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Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon


Daniel Pasquale, a Bergen County native, recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Saxophone Performance. He has been selected to play in the New Jersey Inter-Collegiate Wind Ensemble and actively performers solo works and chamber music including numerous saxophone quartets, a saxophone and percussion duo and a gypsy ensemble. As a growing composer, Dan has premiered several of his own compositions with the most recent being his piece for 11 mixed wind and percussion instruments, Directions. His conducting experience includes premiering his transcription of Beethoven’s 1st Symphony with the William Paterson Saxophone Ensemble. Working with Dr. Daivd Demsey, Director of Jazz Studies at WPU, Dan cataloged the saxophone quartet music of the Al Regni archives and brought some of the music back to life with his saxophone quartet this past year. Dan has marching band experience being an assistant director for the Pascack Valley High School Marching Band. His vocal experience includes being a founding member of the Pascack Valley High School Bro Squad winning awards at various in-state festivals as well as national festivals in Boston. Dan also sung numerous choral masterpieces with the William Paterson University Choir including Mozart’s Requiem and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Dan has been musically involved in productions of Sweeney Todd, Seussical, conducted Into the Woods and was the assistant music director in Stage Scene and Song Performing Art’s first ever production, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as well as 13. Dan is currently music directing Little Shop of Horrors. In his spare time, Dan likes to go biking.

In lessons, the primary focus will be on creating an independent and exceptional musician in each student. Students will work on skills that will allow them to take on any musical challenge and conquer it. Skills that will be developed will involve all of the senses. Aural skills will be taught they allow students to understand how to listen to music actively, to be able to understand what is happening in the music and to play a tune by ear. Visual senses will be employed to study the written notation of music and develop the abilities to understand written rhythm and pitch. The sense of touch and movement will be employed to understand how music affects us as a whole.

Lessons will also be a time to build the skills of musicians of all ages who wish to improve themselves. Fundamentals such tone and embouchure will be taught along with learning scales, arpeggios, chords, etudes and technical exercises. Time can also be spent preparing for auditions including talent competitions, county, region and all-state preparation and entrance auditions for college and other programs.

Ramsey, NJ Music & Arts 201-327-2853 RAMSEY NJ