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I believe my greatest gift is in connecting with young people and adults and working to find the method and connection that works for each individual in their own learning. There are many musical performers, but few have the gift to motivate a student to learn for the joy of learning.

I began my musical career at age 7 and continued with lessons for 13 years. I graduated with a BA degree in Music and Education from Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota.

During his 35 years of experience I founded two international music organizations that have performed in over 50 countries in addition to private teaching in both voice and piano. Countless of my students have gone on to pursue their own careers in music, both as performers and as teachers. My greatest joy is seeing students surpass their instructor eventually in their proficiency.

This has become a family endeavor, and today I teach with my wife, Gloria, past State President of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs and Director of International Music for the National Federation of Music Clubs. Gloria carries a Bachelor or Music Degree from Concordia as well. Today my youngest son, Daniel, a graduate of Greenville College, Greenville, IL (majors in music and business) has also joined us.

I am experienced with children, teens, and adults; beginning through advanced students. All lessons are tailored to meet individual student needs. I also work with students who "play by ear". Between myself, Gloria, and Daniel we teach in several locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

I am equally skilled in piano and vocal coaching. I look forward to working with you. Please contact me through one of the following:

Contact Information:
602-321-3457 (cell)
E-mail: dlien1@cox.net

Studio Location
3 locations in the valley:
12 & Glendale in Phoenix
67th & Union Hills in Glendale
Sun City West
(602) 321-3457