Resume for Daniel DiPaolo

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Desired position type: Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract
Location: Los Angeles California, United States

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Experienced educator, pianist and guitarist specializing in teaching music theory, ear training, fundamentals, music appreciation, and music history to learners of all ages. Seeking appointment as teacher or accompanist in the LA area. Western classical, jazz, rock, pop, musical theater, general music.


  • Columbia University New York, NY. MA, MPhil, music theory, 2011
  • King’s College London London, UK. MMus, historical musicology, 2004
  • University of Rochester Rochester, NY. BA, music, 2003
  • Additional studies in music theory and keyboard, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, 2005–2006



Adjunct Instructor, Faculty Coordinator, New York University, New York, NY (Fall 2010–Spring 2015; Fall 2017–present)

Adjunct Instructor, Long Beach Community College District  (Fall 2018)

Instructor, Columbia University, New York, NY (Fall 2010–Spring 2015)

Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (Fall 2013)

Substitute Instructor, Manhattan School of Music, Precollege Division, New York, NY (2009–12)

Instructor, Music Theory, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY (Spring 2005–Spring 2006)

Courses taught

  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Fundamentals
  • Class piano
  • Music Humanities (for non-majors)
  • History of Rock and Rap (for non-majors)
  • As Faculty Coordinator for the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the NYU Steinhardt School, managed midterm and final exam content across all course sections, administered and graded department-wide placement exams, co-managed student enrollment process, advised students on their options vis-à-vis requirements and timetables, provided students with academic and personal support, resolved scheduling conflicts

Selected Musical Activities

Piano accompanist, studio of John Michael Russell (2017–present); Guitar, Children’s Acting Academy productions of 13 (2017), Godspell (2017); Guitar, piano, vocal for rock, pop, and Broadway vocal collaborations (2015–present); Vocal coach for Columbia undergraduate singers (2013); Solo and combo performances at numerous weddings in Manhattan and Long Island (piano, guitar, 2009–2011); Jazz piano instruction for intermediate student (2009); Pianist for jazz solo vocal recitals, Barnard College (2009); Musical director and arranger for Invisible Company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2008); Wedding performances as jazz pianist and guitarist (solo and in combos) as well as King’s College London-sponsored functions (2003¬–4); Senior recital in jazz piano, University of Rochester (2003); Organist, Grace Unity Fellowship Church, Rochester, NY (2002); Horn, University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, (1999–2002); Horn, University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra (1999–2002); Horn, Empire State Youth Orchestra (1998–1999); Guitar, horn in Bethlehem Central High School productions of Pirates of Penzance (1999), Oklahoma! (1998), Grease (1997)

Other Work

Piano Accompanist, Studio of John Michael Russell, New York, NY (2017–present)

Board Member, Onderdonk House, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society (September 2017–present)

Guitarist, Children’s Acting Academy (April 2017–present)

Digital Content Specialist, WebINTENSIVE Software, New York, NY (August 2016–present)

Assistant Project Manager, WebINTENSIVE Software, New York, NY (February 2010–June 2015)

  • Manage site redesign with data management tools for financial consulting firm.
  • Manage Knowledge Base for leading privacy-oriented Web products.
  • Assiduous troubleshooting, exploratory and scripted testing for numerous Web and mobile products
  • Direct developers and BAs in ongoing design and performance updates and implementation of site enhancements

Assistant Editor, Grove Music Online, Oxford University Press, New York, NY (June 2015–July 2016)

  • Standard scholarly dictionary in music, over 40,000 entries (29 print volumes), multiple spinoffs, now digital-first. Manage update process, maintain high volume of correspondence with authors, edit manuscripts (involving peer reviewers, authors, editorial board, outside specialists, style guide, and copyeditors as needed), manage suggestions process, maintain Access database, query and edit XML, multimedia, hit production cycle deadlines
  • QA leader for editorial. Create detailed feedback and testing in consultation with digital production and content operations for large-scale digital migration. Taxonomy application, XML recapture, content styling, ensuring functionality of new content management and database tools meets editorial requirements


  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Solfège
  • Music theory
  • Diverse musical knowledge and repertoire


    Classical Music, Ear Training, Education, guitar, Jazz, Music Education, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Piano, Popular Music, Solfège

Spoken Languages

    English (Fluent), German (Limited Working Proficiency)

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