Gillian Dana is looking to take new string students of all levels! Whether it be for solo festival/college audition preparation, chamber music coachings, or your child is an absolute beginner, Dana will individualize lessons to show student growth after each lesson.
For the double bass, Dana has had students complete the Vance "Progressive Repertoire" volumes, and moved them to the Simandl "30 Etudes" book, Zimmerman books for double bass, and Rabbath technique books. Dana emphasizes proper, healthy technique alongside musical development: every etude and scale has a musical purpose.
With other instruments, Dana teaches alongside the Suzuki methodology, as well as solo-repertoire based learning. For younger learners (all strings), Dana references the Essential Elements series, as well as works with students to create technical etudes based on scale patterns and areas that need development.