Dan Burgun

Daniel Burgun began his guitar studies on a shoebox strung with a variety of rubber bands and received his Bachelor of Music degree from Duquesne University in 2004.  While at Duquesne he majored in Jazz Guitar Performance, studying jazz guitar with Joe Negri and Tim Bedner and classical guitar with Tom Kikta.  Since graduating he has been active as a performer, educator and guitar technician in the Pittsburgh area where he lives with his family today.


During his career as a professional musician Dan has had the opportunity to perform in many, many contexts, ranging from jazz groups to classical performance. He has provided choral accompaniment and performed in musicals, cabaret, tango and latin bands, indie rock bands, cover bands, worship bands, blues groups and free improv. Dan remains active as a freelance performer.


Since 2004, Dan has taught private and group lessons to musicians of all ages and abilities.  He particularly enjoys using current research on expertise to inform his use of traditional guitar method.  Comfortable teaching a wide variety of styles, Dan prefers to use the music that the student is interested in to develop strong fundamentals and musicianship.

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