Danilo Ricciardiello is an eclectic guitarist, composer and passionate teacher with a creative and dynamic approach across a vast range of music styles.
He started studying classical guitar when he was eleven years old and, after few years, the study of modern music such as blues, rock and jazz, totally captured him. During these years he gained a deep knowledge of these styles studying under the guidance of the well-known Italian teacher, composer and arranger Giancarlo Perna with whom he also studied arranging and composing. The love and devotion for music took him even to New York City where he spent few months playing for local artists and attending lessons with some of the top international players and teachers (Jonathan Kreisberg, Adam Rogers).
As a session musician, Dani has enjoyed playing in different bands and for different kinds of artist in studio and at many venues. In 2015, holding a BMus in Jazz Guitar from the Conservatory of Music San Pietro a Majella, he decided to move to London where he also works as a session musician and composer, collaborating with studios based in London and Los Angeles to write music for movie trailers.
Dani deeply enjoys teaching students of all ages and different styles, doing guitar masterclasses regarding his favourite music genres and writing arrangements for his band classes. He is always committed to share the passion for the guitar.
About The Lessons:
Dani has been teaching for years, working with students of different ages and musical styles. His lessons are intended to develop skills as improvisation, performance, theory, reading, technique and to study in deep different styles such as blues, rock, jazz and pop, expanding the student own potentiality. He also helps students through their grades with international exam boards (Trinity College London; RockSchool; RGT). For students who also like to record demo tracks, Dani is happy to do recording audio (and video!) sessions in his music studio.
"My teaching philosophy is that learning music should be an inspiring, motivating, fun and exciting experience. My lessons are focused on each student that should find out and follow his own natural predisposition to reach his goals and my job is helping him to do that". Dani.
Dani teaches in his brand new guitar studio in Sydenham (South East London), a reconverted warehouse just a very few steps outside the overground station. Dani also teaches in music academies in different parts of London (Greenwich Music School and The Blackheath Conservatoire) and he regularly makes lessons on Skype. So, in case you live too far, all you need is a pc!
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
Music degree in Jazz Guitar at the Conservatory of Music "San Pietro a Majella" in Naples (Italy)
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].