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Piano Make Up Lessons (Daniel)

  • MMWS Grand Ave School Location 4211 Grand Avenue Western Springs, IL, 60558 United States (map)

Daniel Segner (Piano, Voice)
Teaches private lessons on Mondays and Fridays

“Learning an instrument is a skill that you will have your entire life.  My students focus on fundamentals and technique so that they can explore genres of music that speak to them.  Any student who works hard, masters the fundamentals, and is passionate about what they play will become fine musicians.”  
 
Daniel Segner is a graduate of Valparaiso University where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Church Music/Organ Performance with his teacher Dr. Lorraine Brugh.  He is the Principal Organist for First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple in Chicago, Illinois, where he serves under Director of Music Erik Nussbaum and also holds a position as Organist/Pianist for Immanuel Lutheran Church in Downers Grove.  For the last three years he has worked as the Director of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chesterton, IN, and has served most recently as the Interim Cantor and Organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lincolnwood, IL.  He has studied piano with Nicole Lee, voice with Dr. Christopher Cock, and harpsichord with Dr. Joseph Bognar.
 
As a pianist, Daniel has enjoyed competing and playing recitals for most of his career; however, his true passion has been collaboration with other instrumentalists.  The desire to collaborate, along with his history as a professional chorister, led him to study the organ.  For the past 8 years, Daniel’s primary work on the piano has been accompanying a wide variety of soloists and ensembles: from vocalists, brass, and strings, to piano four-hands and piano six-hands. 
 
Including his work as a capable accompanist, some of his notable past performances have been the opening recital for the Pipe Organ Encounter hosted by the American Guild of Organists, a guest artist for Paul Manz Organ Recital Series, and as a recitalist for an organ rededication service at Augustana Lutheran Church in Hobart, IN.  Collaborations have included performances with Chorus Angelorum, Civitas (Chicago Symphony Orchestra chamber group), and with the Valparaiso University Symphony and LaPorte Symphony Orchestras.  Recently, he has performed alongside the Valparaiso University Chorale in their summer tour of Germany where he played in Luebeck, Jueterbog, and Leipzig.  While at Valparaiso University, he received the Ronald G. Reidenbach Prize in Church Music and the Signature Artist Award. 

Earlier Event: January 9
Woodwinds Make Up Lesson (Jeff)
Later Event: January 10
Musical Theatre Rehearsals