Dan Sebring
Pronouns: he/him/his
Instruments: Guitar, Theory
Styles: Blues, Rock, Jazz


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.


It has been said “there are only 12 notes, treat them gently." I endeavor to have enough technical expertise to be able to play from somewhere deeper than intellect and to engage the audience in my experience (or to just have a lot of fun trying). Professionally I would like to get booked with a touring band again and see more of the United States and possibly the world.
"Dan Sebring’s course was fun and informative. Dan has a lifetime of musical experience, and it was nice to get the chance to try to absorb some of his extensive knowledge."