Danny Green Jazz Piano TeacherDanny Green is available for private lessons, workshops and masterclasses.  Danny has taught private piano lessons since 2000 and has also taught piano classes at Grossmont Community College, San Diego City College and Canyon Crest Academy. He has been a faculty member of the Jazz Workshop at Francis Parker since 2012 and his trio was featured as guest faculty at the 2013 CSU Summer Arts in Monterey, CA.

Danny received his B.A. in Piano Performance from UCSD, where he graduated with honors and won the “Jimmy Cheatham Jazz Award.” In 2011, he received his Master’s Degree in Music from SDSU with an emphasis on Jazz Studies and was awarded “Outstanding Graduate.”

Lesson length and scheduling can be arranged on a student-by-student basis. Lessons can be taught at his studio or at your home for an extra travel fee.  For more information, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.


I have been a student of Danny’s for over 7 years. He literally introduced me to the world of jazz and is responsible for the player I am today. As an older player, he structures my lessons to accommodate the rate at which I am learning and always keeps me moving forward. He challenges me to be a better player in a positive and rewarding manner. He is a wealth of information and continually exposes me to a variety of music to listen to and explore. I never cease to be amazed by his musical talents and can often be found in the audience at his many performances. His patience and teaching style makes him someone you will want to learn from.

– Susan C

Danny is fantastic. He knows what he’s talking about and explains things in a way that’s easy to understand. Every time I walk in with an idea for the lesson, he is always able to expand on it and do something great with it. His teaching really took me to the next level and my playing increased tremendously within the first few weeks. He always has handouts and exercises that you can work on when you get home so you can improve outside of the lesson. Plus, he’s a ridiculously good player so it’s always fun to watch him demonstrate what he’s talking about.

– Scott R

Danny Green is one of the most talented musicians in California, and also one of the best people to get along with. He’s also a fantastic, and patient, music teacher; always approaching a problem with a solution personalized for each student. I learned more from him in a month than I did in 2 years at a university. A good person, and amazing piano player, Danny Green constantly finds ways to blow his audience away. I catch every gig of his that I can!

– Mark W

I’ve been getting lessons from Danny for more than 6 months now and my musical growth has increased more so than ever. My piano skills and my understanding of music is constantly increasing since I started. Danny is not only an amazing musician/piano player but also a knowledgable and understandable teacher. He always works on your own pace which is nice because you never feel pressured or rushed to move on. If i wanted to get something down to feel more confident (scale, chords, songs, etc) he would work with me and do what he can to help me out. Danny is an amazing teacher and a real nice guy! I’m fortunate to be one of his students!


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