Dan began piano lessons when he was 6 years old, and took up trumpet when he was 10. He has played jazz trumpet since 7th grade, and has played in various local big bands, including The Dan Zola Orchestra, Prime Time, Night Coach, and the Emperors of Swing. During college, he played with the Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble, one of the best in the country. He has extensive experience playing musicals in local equity and non-equity theaters like Cain Park, Chagrin Valley Little Theater, Fairmount Center for the Arts, The Fine Arts Association of Wiloughby, the Beck Center for the Arts, and numerous other venues. He started playing in musicals in Jr. High School. Groups Current: —Solon Community Band (Since 2015) —Solon Philharmonic Orchestra Since 2009 —Dan Zola Orchestra (substitute) Past: —Brecksville-Broadview Heights Wind Ensemble 2008-2009 Dan teaches out of his home or in your own home.

TEACHING STYLE

I stress fundamentals—building blocks needed to play any music. I work with students to find their own style.

Professional Affiliations

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