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About
Dan Fogel,
Pianist

PC Marianna Newman

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PC Marianna Newman

Dan has enjoyed performing for music lovers, for over 30 years,
throughout Long Island, NYC, NJ, & virtually from coast to coast of the U.S.

 

He has received training in piano performance & pedagogy from faculty of:

Manhattan School of Music (MSM), Crane School of Music,

New York University (NYU), former Julliard Faculty,

& The Well Balanced Pianist (faculty from Curtis & the former Taubman Institute)

He delights in conveying his passion for music,
striving 
to create atmospheres of elegance, intimacy, warmth, familiarity, or nostalgia.
He specializes in taking personal requests, in any style,

drawing from a diverse selection of thousands of songs/pieces

 to play for concerts, cocktail hours, sing-alongs, parties, dinner music, and more.

As an instructor, Dan devotes himself
to teaching passionate & dedicated students of all levels / ages.

Dan specializes in teaching gifted students, high achievers, 

and colleagues (pianists, instrumentalists, vocalists, & instructors)

who want to transcend their current limitations and broaden their horizons

w' respect to technology aids, playing effortlessly without tension, & stylistic expression.

 

He also enjoys volunteering and presenting public workshops.
 

Styles

 

Jazz & Cocktail Standards 

Classical Music for Public or Intimate Concerts

Musicals (Broadway, Film, Disney)

Great American Song Book & Senior Favorites

Seasonal Holidays & Themed Months

Hits from any decade: 1920s-2020s

Movie / TV / Anime / Video Game Themes

Patriotic / American

Christian or Jewish

International . . . You Name it!

Locations

Wedding Venues

Salon Concerts In Your Home

Private Parties  &  Dinners

Art Exhibits  &  Open Houses

Country Clubs  &  Restaurants

Libraries  & Community Centers

Senior & Assisted Living Communities

Religious Services 

Concert Halls  &  Concert Series


Types of Events

  • Dan will play in a private residence or in a setting open to the public.
    A concert offers audiences the opportunity to appreciate the nuanced artistry
    of his playing in any given style, without audible distractions.

     

  • He plays for a wide range of audiences comprising of:

  • Music connoisseurs supporting local artists

  • A gathering of friends and family

  • A special individual - be it a wine & cheese affair

  • Senior Communities

  • Hospital Patients

  • Library Patrons

  • Party Guests

  • Business Employees
     

  • Dan also has fun interacting with audiences; whether it be taking special requests, curating selections to fit a particular audience, ‘Name That Tune’ with prizes, Sing-Alongs with lyrics binders, karaoke-style accompaniment for that talented singer guest, or even piano-bar style rocking out with energetic revelers who wish to sing the night away!
     

  • CONCERTS

  • His favorite kind of event is playing in an intimate salon-style setting of an in-home concert or at a public concert series on a gorgeous piano. He can communicate most expressively, captivating an audience as he 'paints with his fingers on the canvas of silence.'
     

  • SPECIAL OCCASIONS:

  • Dan enjoys being able to make a meaningful event into a cherished memory. He will perform for:

  • Weddings

  • Surprise Proposals

  • Anniversaries

  • Birthdays

  • Romantic dinners

  • Themed Performances

  • Memorials

  • Musical Healing Sessions 

  • Meditations

  • Tributes or celebrations
     

  • ENSEMBLES – CHAMBER MUSIC & DUOS

  • He loves nothing more than the opportunity to collaborate with passionate world-class musicians, being able to play off each other's ideas, creating a harmonious & dynamic musical synergy.

  • ​He is privileged to perform duos with musicians who have dazzled audiences all over the world, including vocalists, cellists, violinists, violists, clarinetists, other pianists, & flutists.
     

  • MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCES

  • He has an established act with a Belly Dancer, and has performed while a Painter improvised on a canvas, being influenced by the music.

Public Performances

WEEKLY:

  • Sing-Alongs at Atria Senior Living, South Setauket
  • Pianist/Accompanist for Services at
    Temple Isaiah, Stony Brook - a Reform Jewish Synagogue

  • Pianist / Choir Accompanist for Services at Bellport United Methodist Church

MONTHLY (along with students):

  • Musical Interludes/Piano for Patients in Stony Brook Hospital  

  • Sunday Sounds lobby performance, Middle Country Library, Centereach   

  • Senior Communities: currently Sunrise East Setauket
    (after doing years at Jefferson's Ferry, then Atria)

  • Meetups: Let's Play Piano - with Vocalists & Instrumentalists (meetup.com/letsplaypiano)  

ANNUALLY:

  • Holiday Performances at Selected Libraries & Senior Homes

  • Music Link Foundation FundraiserWalt Whitman Mall

  • Benefit Concert: TBA

  • Show Accompanist for Laurel Hill School theater productions,
    as well as for other schools

FORMER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES: 

  • As a Soloist Performing a movement of Grieg Piano Concerto
    with the Crane Symphony Orchestra

  • As a Soloist with the Sound Symphony Orchestra,
    performing Carnival of the Animals

  • At the Japan Tsunami Relief Marathon Benefit Concert
    featuring many artists, raising over $5,000

  • As the Pianist for the Benefit Concert: 
    3/11 Survivors, 26 Student Voices of Tohoku,
    Japan Scandinavia House, NYC

  • Frank & Camille’s Shigeru Concert Series
    with jazz vocalist Samantha Slomin in Steinway Artist

  • Carol Montparker’s Composer’s Landscape Master Class Series,
    Steinway Piano Gallery

  • A Solo Benefit Salon Concert for the Unitarian Fellowship of Stony Brook

  • Library Concert programs
    (including Sachem, Bellport, Emma Clark, Commack, Middle Country, ...

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