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Coralville August 2015 Teacher Feature: Dan Cassady
By West Music Company
8/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
Dan Cassady has been teaching music in Iowa schools for 38 years, mostly in Fort Dodge. He holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees from The University of Iowa. Dan is a multiple-year honoree in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and the recipient of the NCIBA Distinguished Service Awards, The University of Texas Excellence Award, and the Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Award. As a trombonist he has performed all styles. Dan is an adjudicator for the IHSMA and other festivals. His professional memberships include the Iowa Bandmasters Association, American School Band Directors Association, Jazz Educators of Iowa and the International Trombone Association. He has taught at the Reggie Schive Jazz Camps since 1985. Recently, Dan played with Aretha Franklin!

Dan's lesson instruction is personalized for each student’s individual needs and interests. Dan incorporates instruction in music theory, ear-training, music history, and musicianship along with a fundamental approach to brass playing. He teaches all ages and skill levels, from beginners to adults.




Tags: university of iowa, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, NCIBA Distinguished Service Awards, University of Texas Excellence Award, Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Award, IHSMA, Iowa Bandmasters Association, American School Band Directors Association, Jazz Educators of Iowa and the International Trombone Association, Reggie Schive Jazz Camps,
Categories: West Music Coralville, Music Education
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