Derby Music Academy
Institute of Excellence
Beginner to professional level tuition and coaching
What we offer
Meet the Maestros
With a life spent on stages around the globe as a concert pianist and singer, Dana is a fountain of musical knowhow and experience.
A musical and theatrical coach and performer, choir leader, and wizard with the little ones. Anne too has spent her life on stages around the globe.
I've been having lessons with Dana to help with composing music and learning about harmony. I've never had lessons in the theory of music so Dana is helping with this, whilst making it relevant to the music I'm writing. I'm finding the whole experience very instructive and extremely exciting. Dana's website is very easy to navigate and booking a lesson is very simple and easy to do.
Credit to Anne for providing a positive and patient teaching environment. My boys have developed creditable piano skills in a very short time due in part to the supportive approach that Anne uses. They love it!
Dana de Waal is a genius! My daughter has been having singing lessons with him for almost a year now, and the improvement is amazing. He has the most wonderful teaching style, he combines fun with technique seamlessly. We are so impressed, that we now have piano sessions. These lessons are the highlight of her week. He is a true professional and a great inspiration in my daughters life!
Always fun, always stimulating, always challenging. I always feel mentally and physically joyful after a lesson.
As a singing teacher Dana is: patient; positive; expert; enthusiastic; inspiring; excellent value for money. What's not to like?
Dana's skill and commitment draws out what a voice can be
I can't believe how much my singing has improved in such a short period of time - would recommend Dana wholeheartedly
Dana has found a voice which I didn't know I had, and I am so thrilled. He is an excellent teacher - upbeat and patient. I look forward to my lessons and always go home on a high.