Mr. Mollick has brought an energetic, positive and student-centered teaching philosophy to students of all backgrounds, ages, and skill levels during his twenty-year career as a music educator. He has taught in a variety of school districts including Minneapolis, Bloomington, Manhattan Beach (Los Angeles), Minnetonka and currently teaches orchestra at Valley View Middle School in Edina. Mr. Mollick 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. Mr. Mollick is the current recipient of the Carlo A. Sperati Award from Luther College. In his spare time, Mr. Mollick enjoys playing cello, reading lots of books, traveling, and spoiling his nephews and nieces. 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.