Hendon Piano Lessons

Teaching

CURRENT AVAILABILITY for North London and Hendon Piano Lessons

  • Mon 5-630pm
  • Tue 4-445pm & 615-715pm
  • Wed 4-445pm

Daniel Offers Piano, Singing, Theory and Music Lessons

  • At his flat in NW4 1PD
  • Visiting Hampstead / Finchley / Golders Green / Stanmore / Mill Hill / Edgware / Colindale

Daniel has been a piano, guitar, singing, theory and musicianship teacher to adults and children since 2008. Assisting beginners and advanced with everything from basic sight-reading, exam preparation, audition preparation, GCSE/A-Level Music preparation, jazz theory, arrangement, songwriting and production, Daniel takes great pleasure in seeing improvements in children and adults alike.

Daniel has helped students achieve qualification at the following exam levels

ABRSM Piano Grades 1-8 / ABRSM Guitar Grades 1-5 / ABRSM Voice Grades 1-8 / ABRSM Theory Grades 1-8 / ABRSM Jazz Piano Grades 1-5
Trinity Guitar Grades 1-5 / Trinity Piano Grades 1-5

Daniel has also helped students gain entry and music scholarships to Sylvia Young, St Marylebone’s, Haberdasher’s and Stagecoach. Furthermore, while Musical Director of Caffe Concerto, Daniel worked with X-Factor, BGT and The Voice to scout, promote, accompany and direct new talent.

 

Daniel’s most enduring classical and jazz piano influences include:  Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Grieg, Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, Art Tatum, George Gershwin, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk.

 

 

BACKGROUND

London-born Daniel Benisty is a singer, entertainer, jazz pianist, guitarist, songwriter and musical director. After some training in classical guitar and piano in his teens, Daniel undertook a postgraduate Jazz course at EJMA whilst living in Lausanne in his 20s. After travelling extensively and living abroad in Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain and USA for 12 years, Daniel re-emerged on the London scene in the early 2010s and has taken his performances to Music Festivals, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings and Songwriting Showcases. Fresh from appearances at Bestival 2015 on the Isle Of Wight, Daniel continues his residencies and performances in London either solo or with his Jazz band. Most weekends, Daniel is singing, or band-leading at private events. Enjoying occasional invitations to perform in Musical Theatre, Daniel recently took a lead role as the Italian Tenor Tito Merelli in a Players2 Production of “Lend Me a Tenor” to fantastic critical acclaim, and has just been appointed Musical Director of “Sister Act” to be performed in October 2017

SONGWRITING

Whilst living in Switzerland, Daniel co-wrote an album with Muriel Dubuis (Head of Vocals at Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz School) and collaborated with the late David Richards (David Bowie, Queen) and Francois Planson (Theatre de Vidy). Collaborating in the UK with Jordan Brown and James Bacon, Daniel plans to release his first full-length album in 2016. Among his most enduring influences are Freddy Mercury, Elvis Presley and Jeff Buckley and indeed Daniel has either performed at, hosted, organised or musically directed Tribute Shows to each of these artists, in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, on Cruise Ships and all over the UK. A lover of live music and always searching for new talent, Daniel currently hosts and promotes two live music events and songwriting showcases in Central London.

ENTERTAINMENT

A true eclectic with a taste for a dozen rhythms and languages, Daniel is an artist of unusual depth and breadth, who enjoys making events as interactive as possible, either by taking requests, or inviting people up to sing with him at the piano. As Musical Director of Caffe Concerto and past resident performer at the Ritz ClubRACNew Players Theatre, Savoy Beaufort Bar among other London venues, Daniel has accumulated a huge network of highly talented musicians and singers.   Whether its a solo performance, a duo, trio or 12-piece band, Daniel has the experience and expertise to arrange the music and entertainment for a host of occasions.   As well as making guest appearances as jewish wedding singer musical director, actor, presenter or pianist, Daniel is the bandleader of 3 bands: Soul Plated, The London Swing Band and The London Simcha Band.

 

HENDON PIANO LESSONS

Daniel has been given piano lessons in Hendon, Finchley, Golders Green, Stanmore and Hampstead since 2008.