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Dan Lamaestra, Musician, Composer/Arranger: CD's/Charts/Studio

"Just A Thought" - CD

“Just a Thought”, the debut recording by jazz pianist/composer Dan La Maestra and his group, “One Step Up” on Tangent Records, features nine fantastic east-coast jazz musicians, including Marty Nau, Tom Palance, Glenn Wilson, Peter Fraize, Paul Pieper, Rob Holmes, Peter Revell, and Dominic Smith.
The album features 5 original compositions by the leader, one original by guitarist Paul Pieper, and a variety of standards arranged by La Maestra for his group in a trio and a quartet format.
Of the CD, Cadence magazine wrote, “…Just a Thought is just good listening…”, and, “…..a recording that just hits the right chord…”, and The Washington Post wrote, “..Just a thought…invites repeat plays…”, and “…is spacious and shimmering…”.
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Custom Musical Arrangements - Charts

I will customize an arrangement for you of any composition, whether an original piece you want to perform or record with a large jazz ensemble, or a cover song that you feel needs a unique take to get you to a higher level as an artist. Please contact me by email for more information. Price quotes, while reasonable, are determined on a case-by case basis.

To hear some examples of my writing, go to my MP3's section of my site, or email me for more recent examples.
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Teaching - Private

I teach a limited number of students in the Northern Virginia Area, as time allows.

I teach Piano, Music Technology(Synths, MIDI, etc.), Guitar, and Bass.
Styles I focus on are Jazz/Popular(guitar, bass, piano), and Classical(only on piano).

I teach beginner to advanced improvisation, as well as reading from notation and chord symbols.

Please contact me by email for further information and availability.
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Keyboard and Piano parts for your CD

It has become more and more common these days for players to contribute performances to other's recordings, while never leaving their home studio.

I am available to play on your recording project, without ever leaving my house, through the power of modern technology.

If you are a singer, horn player, guitarist, etc., and you would like some pro keyboard ideas and sounds to add texture and color to your project, send me an email. Whether we do it exclusively over the internet, or the US mail, I would enjoy adding my keyboard experience to your musical vision.
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Free streaming video

Dan w/ Navy Commodores at 2006 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, playing original piece, "The Escapist", and playing organ solo on "Simm Sayin", by Phil Burlin
2006 Midwest Clinic Website Video Archive
You will need Real Player to view the videos. Enjoy!