About Danielle Vicente
Danielle has been passionately pursing a career in music for 15 years. She was born into a military family that travelled the world internationally allowing her to be immersed in music from a variety of cultures. Her piano instructors through the years were from different ethnic backgrounds and each and every one of them brought their own individual perspective to their lessons. Now that she is a teacher herself, she wishes to bring that same unique perspective to her students' lessons and imbue them with a sense of wonder and satisfaction in their ability to play the piano.
When Danielle began playing piano, her lesson were focused on a classical curriculum, focusing on the traditional composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. This helped her build the proper foundation in technique and theory before embarking into the colorful world of Jazz. She later received a merit scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston which is known for its education in Contemporary Music. While attending Berklee, she was enrolled in their Film Scoring program and learned the process of composing music to picture. She has experience in all things music and am well versed in orchestration, arranging, counterpoint, performance, harmony and ear training, which she carries these skills into her lessons every week.
Her philosophy is built on the foundation that learning classical skills is important to great beginnings in piano performance. She has been teaching piano for nearly 8 years to children from 7 to 12. During the lessons, she teaches theory, ear training, technique as well as a performance piece of the student's choosing that is learned over the course of several weeks.