Dan Mollick brings an energetic, positive and student-centered teaching philosophy to students of many different backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. Over his 20+ year career, he has taught orchestra in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Manhattan Beach (Los Angeles), Minnetonka, and Edina. This year Dan is excited to expand his role with GTCYS as the new Community Engagement Liaison. Dan grew up in Ohio where he started piano in second grade and cello in fourth grade. In high school, he played in the Canton Youth Symphony. He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he graduated with a B.A. in Music Education. He then earned a M.M. in Music Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In his spare time, Dan enjoys playing and teaching cello, reading lots of books, traveling, and spending time with his nephews and nieces (some of whom are members of GTCYS!). He lives in St. Louis Park with his husband, Greg, who plays flute in the Minnesota Orchestra. Dan and Greg have a rescue pitbull named Sadie.