Dax

Piano | Lehi / Highland

Dax has been playing piano since he was 7 years old. He is forever grateful he learned "He's a Pirate" (from Pirates of the Caribbean) by ear as a young 4th grader, as that experience propelled him into a passionate love of piano. He loves all genres of music: from Classical and Jazz, to Pop and New Age. After graduating from Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah, having been awarded both the Sterling Scholar in Instrumental Music and Woody Herman Jazz award, Dax enrolled at Snow College, where he studied Piano Performance. He has played with multiple Jazz groups, a collegiate Improv Group, Wind Symphony, and Commercial Music Ensemble. Dax excels at providing students with the tools of self-discovery. This philosophy is based on the limitless opportunities that music provides. Dax believes that music is both a creative tool and a creative product, with infinite mediums, and infinitely unique musicians. Dax has a knack for adapting and tailoring lessons to each student's individual style. This includes referring to recordings of assigned pieces, sharing a passion for musical theory, and always helping students learn a song they LOVE. Whether a student wants to echo the classicality of Mozart, hammer minor chords like Beethoven, or twinkle some bluesy licks like Count Basie, Dax has the resources and experience to assist in such musical growth. Likewise, students who seek a deeper understanding of music theory and songwriting are bound to flourish under his tutelage.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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