Dr. Dan Andersen is a Boulder, Colorado based guitarist who recently relocated from Austin Texas has performed with the Gil Del Bosque Quintet, renowned trumpeter Pete Rodriguez, Marcus Wilcher Quartet, and The Brothers of Redemption.Some of the Austin venues which he has worked include The Elephant Room, Brass House, Parish Underground, and III Forks Steakhouse.

As a leader, he recorded the album The Spark and appears as co-leader with trombonist Marco Katz on the EP entitled In New Orleans.

As part of the New Orleans music scene he performed at the city’s premier jazz club Snug Harbor. On the festival circuit, Dan appeared at in Northern California at Center Arts Presents, Bebop and Brew, and several times at the Redwood Jazz Festival. He holds doctorate in studio/jazz guitar from the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music.


Dan Andersen has taught guitar for 20 years and holds a Docorate of Musical Arts in Studio/Jazz guitar from the University of Southern California. Students may learn how to play the guitar through the types of music that motivate them.


  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • funk
  • other popular styles


  • Bending
  • Sweep picking
  • Finger-Style
  • Hybrid Picking
  • Chord melody

Lead Guitar

  • Navigating chord changes

Rhythm Guitar

Writing Music

How to Practice




Music Fundamentals