"Danny's love of music and connection with his students creates a joyful and inspiring learning environment.  I'm always impressed by Danny's positive attitude, quality instruction, and ability to tailor his teaching style to the needs of each student."

- Cece Bloomfield (Parent)

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I had an opportunity to teach a composition class at Boulder Country Day school. Here are the amazing results:
Minimalism for Middle School

I have experience teaching saxophone, piano, composition, general music, music theory, clarinet, drum set, flute, beginning guitar, group piano, jazz combo, early childhood music, ear training, rhythm training, and music history to students ages 3 - 70.

I have taught on the faculty at The Stephen Gaynor School, Parlando School for the Arts, Shining Mountain Waldorf, the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, Bixby Elementary School, Boulder Country Day School, Horizon Elementary School, the Boulder Arts Academy, the Denver Public Schools Saturday Morning Music Program, Aspen Jazz Festival Young Musician Jazz Program, and as a guest clinician Colorado, Chicago, New York City, and Michigan.


I’ve known Danny Meyer for over a year as both an adult jazz vocal student (who worked with Danny twice weekly) and a parent of two of Danny’s young jazz students (who played guitar and trumpet in a kids’ quartet). I can say that Danny is without a doubt one of the most dedicated teachers I have ever encountered in any discipline. Danny’s life is devoted to music, jazz in particular. His drive, discipline, and mastery as a musician are matched by the level of commitment Danny demonstrates in assuring his students make progress.

Danny is constantly interested in finding new and better ways to describe and teach the elusive aspects of what music is, and what makes good jazz. Yet Danny’s mastery does not get in the way of his successfully relating to even the youngest, least experienced student. Danny is approachable, straightforward, very receptive to feedback, and hip, to boot! Danny is way cool, but not a pushover when it comes to making sure kids are getting value out of their time with Danny; focus is a must, and this I appreciated immensely as a parent paying for lessons.

At the same time, Danny is a very reasonable, flexible, extremely compassionate and caring person who understands that we all have a lot going on in our lives. Everyone I know who has had the pleasure of working with Danny regards him with great respect as a friend as well as a mentor. Danny brings a refreshing passion and kindness in trying to do good with the music he makes and imparts.
— Roberta Brenza (Student, Parent)