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About Gabriel Dansereau
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Burlington, NC
Instructs: Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Piano
Education: North Buncombe High School, Weaverville, NC / BA in Music Performance, Cum Laude, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Performance Experience: Gabriel has worked as a freelance musician in central/western NC since 2015. He has performed in a vast amount of musical settings and venues ranging from private events (weddings, cocktail events, various other gatherings) to bar and restaurant shows/concerts and everything in between.
Teaching Experience: Gabriel has taught private and group music lessons since 2016. Organizations he has taught for include Community Arts Collaborative and Music & Arts.
Teaching Philosphy: Gabriel believes that music, above all else, is beautiful because of the joy it brings and the community it forms. He wants his students to learn the necessary skills to be able to perform music that they love with the people that they love, and along the way, accumulate a working knowledge of how the music works and influences culture. He strives to make every lesson stimulating and fun depending on the student and what style of music they want to learn and what they want to achieve.
Get to know Gabriel Dansereau
Gabriel grew up in the rich old-time/folk music tradition of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Kentucky where he learned to play the fiddle by rote at the age of 8. The skills that he developed at this time acted as a platform to begin studying jazz at the age of 15. Gabriel went on to earn a Bachelors in Jazz Guitar Performance from UNCG where he studied under Greg Hyslop. During his time there, he had the privilege of working with musicians from alll over North Carolina, typically in a jazz setting. Groups and musicians he has worked with include Zen Poets, The Aaron Matson Nonet, Brandon Lee, Chad Eby Steve Haines, Lage Lund and Matt Wilson. He currently resides in Greensboro where he continues to work as a freelance gigging jazz guitarist and composer. In his free time, he loves to read, watch films, spend quality time wih friends and family, and write music.
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