Michael Gabriele-Guitar Instructor

Mike began playing guitar at the young age of 7 after seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. He took lessons for thirteen years, and played in his first band at the age of 15. Mike has performed with multiple bands through the years, playing in venues all throughout New England. He has been teaching guitar, both on a full and part-time basis, for the past twelve years. He teaches all ages, focusing primarily in the styles of rock and blues.

James Cook-Guitar/Bass/Voice Instructor

James is the current manager of Dan’s Music. He has been been teaching one-one, and group instruction at Dan’s for 3 years. James received his Bachelor of Arts of Music from Rhode Island College, graduating with Magna Cum Laude in the spring of 2018. Teaching styles include rock/blues/and jazz guitar instruction and classical/musical theater/pop instruction for voice. James is a coordinator of the R.I. Rock Academy.

Jon Hathaway-Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Instructor 

Jon Hathaway has been teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele for over 30 years. He started playing drums at 15 but soon switched to the guitar so he could write his own songs. He joined bands of many different styles to learn anything he could. Jon spent 7 years in the Rock and Soul Horns, 5 flavor discount (with his wife Robin on vocals), and the popular Led Zeppelin tribute band, Custard Pie. He is fluent in the styles of Rock, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Folk, and Pop. Jon is a coordinator of the R.I. Rock Academy.

Jordan Nunes-Piano Instructor

Jordan has performed the last 35 years on the local music scene in Southern New England and also nationwide as a pianist/keyboardist and musical director for Shows, Night clubs, Resorts, Cruise Ships and Special Events. Jordan has been teaching at Dans Music since opening in 2002.