Danny Fromm

Danny Fromm’s guitar-playing journey is a testament to the profound impact of musical inspiration and dedicated mentorship. His adventure with the guitar began at the tender age of 10, ignited by the awe-inspiring experience of hearing a friend strum a Stratocaster. This pivotal moment was the spark that led Danny to embrace the world of music, fortuitously pairing him with a remarkable teacher who not only honed his skills but also nurtured his growing passion.
Under this guidance, Danny delved into the soulful realms of fingerstyle blues, an experience that became the cornerstone of his musical identity.

Embarking on his musical voyage, Danny quickly found his stride and an insatiable love for live performance, a flame that was further fueled by his participation in high school talent shows. These formative experiences laid the groundwork for his future endeavors, including forming his band, Eden. With Eden, Danny’s artistry resonated through the vibrant music scene of the Twin Cities, leading to sold-out performances at iconic venues like the Fine Line and 7th Street Entry. These moments not only amplified his reputation but also deepened his connection to the power of live music.

Danny’s academic pursuits at McNally Smith College of Music were transformative, expanding his musical vocabulary and exposing him to the intricate world of advanced theory and jazz stylings. This period of growth enriched his musicianship, equipping him with a versatile skill set that transcends genres, from the raw emotion of blues to the complex harmonies of jazz and beyond.

With over 20 years of experience, Danny now channels his diverse expertise into his role as a guitar instructor. His educational approach is rooted in the joy and transformative power of music, emphasizing the development of a unique musical voice, impeccable technique, and a deep understanding of music theory. His lessons are a dynamic fusion of repertoire building, composition, and the art of improvisation, all within a supportive environment that fosters confidence and creativity.

Danny’s proficiency spans a vast array of musical styles, including his latest passion for the expressive nuances of prog rock. This eclectic expertise enables him to connect with students of varied musical interests, guiding them on a personalized journey of musical discovery. Through Danny’s mentorship, students not only learn to play their favorite songs but also embark on a lifelong journey of musical exploration, embracing the guitar as a tool for personal expression and artistic fulfillment.

 

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Geographic areas served

Danny is available for in home lessons and at the Opus studios in St Louis Park, Robbinsdale, and Plymouth.


Rates

  • $35 / half hour lesson
  • $52.50 / 45-minute lesson
  • $70 / 60-minute lesson

Attendance policy

Cancellations made less than 24 hrs in advance are considered paid lessons and will not be refunded, with exceptions made for illness and emergencies on a case by case basis. If a student does not show up for a scheduled lesson without any prior notification, the lesson will be considered a no-show, and the student will be charged the full price of the lesson. This policy is in place to ensure that scheduled slots are utilized efficiently and fairly. If you provide timely notice, I’m more than happy to reschedule the missed lesson, subject to availability. My aim is always to ensure that you receive the full benefit of your guitar lessons, even if schedules need to be adjusted.


Teaching Philosophy

 

At the heart of my guitar teaching philosophy lies the belief that every student is unique, possessing their own musical voice and learning style. My primary goal is to discover and nurture this individuality, adapting my teaching methods to fit the personal needs, goals, and pace of each learner.

I emphasize the importance of a strong foundational knowledge, integrating theory, technique, and practical skills from the very beginning. This ensures students not only play music but also understand the language of music, enabling them to express themselves creatively and with confidence.

Inspiring a deep-seated passion for music is pivotal. I strive to make lessons engaging and enjoyable, encouraging students to explore various genres and styles. This not only broadens their musical horizons but also keeps their passion for guitar burning, motivating them to continue learning and growing as musicians.

I believe in empowering students to become not just guitar players, but artists. This involves encouraging them to write their own music, improvise, and experiment with their sound. By fostering creativity, students develop their voice, gaining confidence and a sense of ownership over their musical journey.

 

Lastly, I am dedicated to my own continuous learning as a teacher. By staying informed of the latest teaching strategies, guitar techniques, and musical trends, I ensure that my teaching remains relevant, effective, and inspirational, helping students to achieve their fullest potential.