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Dana Baitz

Dana Baitz

I hold a PhD in musicology (York University), a piano performers’ ARCT diploma (Royal Conservatory of Music), and a bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition (University of Toronto). I have contributed to 14 commercially-available albums, currently play piano in a jazz ensemble, and have produced 9 film scores. I also hold a grade 9 certificate in violin from the RCM, and occasionally play violin in klezmer ensembles. The breadth of my musical background allows me to teach a wide range of musical skills, including performance, improvisation, theory and composition. My teaching is focused on gaining skills pertinent to being a creative and working musician. That is, I introduce students to a wide range of topics and styles in hopes that each person has the ability to explore music in their own unique way.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • Composition
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2012 - PhD - York University

School Associations

  • Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State