Dan Cross

  • Professional guitarist and former private instructor
  • Experience teaching and playing numerous styles of music
  • Wrote artist biographies and album reviews for AllMusic
  • Graduated with honors from the jazz studies program at Mohawk College

Experience

Dan Cross is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on learning to play the guitar for 18 years. He is a professional guitarist and former private instructor who has experience teaching and playing numerous styles of music. 

Dan's primary musical focus is jazz, and he was invited to perform at the IAJE in NYC jazz festival in 1998. He formerly ran a jazz website called Central Park North, which he started in 1997. Dan has also written artist biographies and album reviews for ​AllMusic, and his letters have been published in Downbeat magazine.

 

Education

Dan graduated with honors from the jazz studies program at Mohawk College in Ontario, Canada. He also spent a year in the applied music program at Humber College in Toronto.

Awards and Publications

 

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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