Guitarist, songwriter and music educator Dan Hartig, started hitting music stages around New York City at the age of 15. Some of his favorite gigs include The Cutting Room, Cafe Wha, Bitter End, Bar Next Door, The Oasis Rooftop Lounge, The Westin Hotel, Cafe Lalo, Silvana, Caffe Vivaldi, Howl Festival, Make Music New York and more! He developed his skills in creative process and collaboration as a jazz performance major/education minor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and continues to perform with various artists at restaurants, jazz clubs, private events and festivals. Dan received his masters from Columbia University, Teachers College in music education with initial NY K-12 teaching certification. While a graduate student, he enjoyed pursuing his life-long passion for music through his many formal and informal teaching opportunities. They include the Zankel Fellowship, Musical Explorers program at Teachers College, workshops with the New York Philharmonic, PS 126, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, Kidville and Beit Rabban Day School. Dan is currently the music teacher at Pine Street School in New York City, where he is using a transdisciplinary, student-led approach to instrument exploration, music literacy and technology. In 2015, Dan launched Hartig Music, which offers a variety of musical opportunities for students of all ages. These opportunities include private lessons, family or group lessons, a band program, choir and summer music camp!