Dan Oettel received his Masters Degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, graduating cum laude. He was the 1988 recipient of the Gerdleman Award in Music Composition, the 1989 recipient of the Graduate Award in Music Educational Excellence, and in 1994 was recognized by St. Louis Community Colleges for contributions to students with disabilities. He studied piano composition with Dr. James Woodard and was a piano student of Mary Anderson who studied with Jane Allen. As a music educator he has written the music curriculum for two elementary institutions, served as adjunct faculty for two colleges for a number of years, been a self-employed piano teacher, an elementary music teacher and taught approximately 5,000 students over 25 years. He has composed, recorded, performed and co-produced 3 separate instrumental and independent compact discs currently available on itunes, amazon and the usual suspects, written a supplementary book of elementary piano pieces for beginning to intermediate students and most recently released his first book also available on Amazon as well as Kindle titled, THIS CAN’T BE RIGHT The Education of an American Teacher.
The Bugle Boy
The Bugle Boy is an intimate concert hall housed in a World War II army barracks located in La Grange, Texas. Once doors opened in January of 2005, The Bugle Boy quickly became one of the premier listening rooms in the country. Artists receive the undivided attention of the audience, and the audience gets a live music experience to remember. The focus is on original, independent singer/songwriters, who perform folk, blues, rock, jazz, swing and everything in between.