Dan Whitener is from Washington, DC, and is currently performing on banjo in the New York / New Jersey / Pennsylvania scene. He has hit the Billboard Bluegrass charts with both the Emmy-nominated bluegrass-hiphop band Gangstagrass and Philadelphia’s own Newgrass Americana band Man About A Horse. Dan has taught banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano, and voice since 2008 up and down the East Coast and enjoys teaching bluegrass fundamentals.

“Dan Whitener was a spectacular teacher –approachable, friendly, and super encouraging and positive. It was a joy to learn from him.”
“Dan was thorough and had great, specific tips and suggestions for each of the jammers.”
“I found Dan very encouraging, patient, and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.”
“Amazing. Dan was a great teacher and very encouraging. I’d seek out another class run by Dan at anytime.”

Matawan, NJ

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