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Dan has a growing list of mentors who shared their passion and knowledge with him. In honor of the great teachers who continue to help, motivate, and support Dan, take a look and see where all this knowledge comes from. Here are their names and links to their websites. Enjoy!!

John SanFilippo, my very first teacher, great guy with a crazy awesome sense of humor. He is the Owner of the California Drum Shop in Bethlehem, PA.

Tommy Igoe, Author, drummer, and teacher, this guy does and plays it all. One of the top performers and teachers in the world!

Buddy Deppenschmidt, Jazz Legend, played for many Jazz Greats including Charlie Byrd. He teaches out of Bucks County Pa. Buddy started the boss nova craze of the 1960s with his Latin jazz rhythms.

Kevin Soffera, drummer, producer, sound engineer, played for Breaking Benjamin and Seether. Wonderful guy, great teacher.

Dom Famularo, Known as Drumming's Global Ambassador and voted #2 best private drum instructor in the world of 2016, Dom is the nicest guy I've ever met. He is truly a special man.

Scott Williams, Author, Teacher, Player, wonderful guy with a great facility.

Jim Toscano, Drummer, Author, Music Tech coach. Jim's expertise with music technology and teaching it is next to no one. 

Dave DiCenso, Berklee Educator, Author, Duran Duran, Hiromi, and more. This man is a very special music/teaching talent. 

Dan with mentors Dom Famularo(left) and Buddy Deppenschmidt(right)
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