Hi, my name is Dan and I’m a musichoIic (Hiii,Daannn). I grew up outside of Boston and began playing violin in 4th grade orchestra. When the Beatles hit America, I of course had to learn guitar and our band had its first paying gig at a junior high prom in 1964. Since then, (and being somewhat musically ADHD), I have continued to play a variety of instruments (including bass, guitar, violin, cello, mandolin and steel) in genres including Rock, Soul, Bluegrass, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Old-time and Swing. I started teaching in Charlottesville in 1979 and for eight years had the distinct pleasure of being the Upper School music teacher at the wonderful Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville where I was privileged to learn as much as I taught. Frances, my wife of 46 years, who plays no musical instruments has always been my best/worst critic and the rare compliment often lets me know what to strive for.