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Songwriting & Recording

Dan Masterson

Harvard University: studies in music theory, jazz harmony, improvisation, and popular music history; Berklee College of Music: Summer Performance Program (piano studies under Assistant Professor David Lamina)

Dan Masterson is a professional songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who performs his original music regularly at festivals and private events. His alternative blend of piano-centric pop and rock evolves with each of his CD releases, and his music is readily accessible to fans of Billy Joel, Sara Bareilles, and Dawes. Dan recently drew praise from regional radio jockeys and promoters as he competed in The New England Music Awards’ Last Band Standing in Massachusetts competition — one of just seven acts statewide to make the final round amid a pool of nearly 500 submissions. While studying at Harvard, Dan volunteered to teach disadvantaged Boston youth as part of a summer program organized by the Phillips Brooks House Association. In addition to teaching at Indian Hill Music, he is on the faculty at Catholic Memorial School in Walpole.

Throughout his performing career, Dan has become well versed in live and studio audio engineering, and is passionate about providing young students with a personalized, holistic music education that fosters their own passion for music. By incorporating theory, appreciation, history, musicianship, and technique into each program, his students gain confidence in their abilities while building the essential skills necessary to succeed in a variety of musical settings.

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