Dan Kreiger has been involved in music his entire life. Primarily a pianist, Kreiger is also multi-instrumental, having studied guitar and trumpet as well.
Kreiger (thirty years old) has been teaching piano for the past sixteen years. At fourteen, after having received considerable local praise and recognition, he was offered an after-school teaching position at a local Connecticut elementary school. Soon after, he began offering private instruction. Having extensive knowledge of all genres of music (namely classical, jazz, and rock), Kreiger can cater his teaching-style to a student's musical interests, while also providing valuable instruction in music theory and piano performance technique. Kreiger has taught people of all ages and abilities throughout the New York City area. References are available on request.
Kreiger began studying classical piano at five years of age. At eleven, he began studying jazz as well. Playing gigs at twelve, and teaching at fifteen, Kreiger began his career as a musician early. During High School, he attended the preparatory division at the Manhattan School of Music, in addition to being involved in various professional jazz and rock ensembles. During this time, he also studied at various summer programs including the Hartwick Institute and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
After graduating high school, Kreiger decided to attend New York University, majoring in music performance. He has developed his skills as a classical pianist under the instruction of Dana Prinz and Dr. Deirdre O'Donohue. He performs and records his classical repertoire regularly (see dankreiger.com). He has also studied jazz with Rob Silvan, Jeremy Manasia, Johannes Wallmann, Don Friedman, David Berkman, Ted Rosenthal, Barry Harris, and Kenny Werner.
Kreiger has been active as a performing keyboardist and songwriter for various professional bands, including Mook and Quintus. Given the versatility of his musical interests, Kreiger has performed at a wide-variety of musical venues throughout North America. These venues range from classical concert halls such as Steinway Hall, to large rock-oriented venues such as the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan, to music festivals like the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, to more intimate music venues like the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles.