Piano player and teacher Daniel Nadasdi was born in Southern Ontario Canada and grew up loving the music from across the border in Detroit MI. Some of his earliest influences include Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. He's also a big fan of Canadian roots rockers, The Band and Southern Blues Rockers Little Feat and the R&B/ Soul music of Dr. John. Dan hit the road playing music for a living in the late 80's traveling across Canada, United States and Europe. He incorporated the styles of his various piano heroes to create his own brand of Blues/Jazz and boogie woogie music. In his 21 years on the road he eventually performed in every State, Province and over a dozen European Countries, playing a variety of genres of music, including Rock, Country, Blues and Latin Jazz. In 2001 he was awarded the CCMA award for back up band piano player of the year. After retiring from full time road work in 2008 he once again focused on teaching piano, something he had done throughout his high school years. His teaching method includes fashioning a curriculum unique to each individual. Dans students vary from complete beginners to seasoned musicians on other instruments who want to add piano for performance and composing, to classically trained piano players who want to learn to improvise and solo. The focus is always on functionality and creating a repertoire of songs and helping the student find their own voice and style on the piano.