Are you planning a wedding or an event soon and need a pianist to entertain for your occasion?

Dan has been performing for Weddings, private parties, corporate events, memorial services, baby showers, Bar Mitzvahs, you name it for 20+ years!

  • Some of Dan’s past clients include:

Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, The Hilton, E2K events, Francis Ford Coppola (xmas party), Al Pacino Wild Salome (after party), Entourage movie after-screening party, JCC Oakland, Launchsquad, Westfield Centre, Cambridge Associates, and more.

  • Look what people have been saying about Dan on Yelp

  • Dan has a huge repertoire.  If you don’t see something below that you like, almost any request you may have can be accommodated!

For a quote, please contact us at 415-377-6239 or visit our Contact page.

For more videos, please visit our Video page

  • We are reviewed on Gig Salad and GigMasters:


We really look forward to talking with you about your event!

Music Repertoire
(click on samples below)


  • Can’t Stop the Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • All of Me (John Legend)
  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • Cake By the Ocean
  • Piano Man (Billy Joel)
  • Sugar (Maroon 5)
  • Bruno Mars songs
  • Coldplay songs
  • Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)
  • In My Life (Beatles)
  • All You Need is Love (Beatles)
  • Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
  • Billie Jean (Michael J)
  • Michael Jackson songs
  • I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
  • Beyonce songs
  • Rihanna songs
  • Maroon 5 songs
  • Stevie Wonder songs


  • Jazz Medley Video
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Sinatra)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Sinatra)
  • Georgia (Ray Charles)
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Fitzgerald)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • I Like the Sunrise
  • Besame Mucho
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra)
  • When You Wish Upon a Star
  • It Had to Be You
  • Michael Buble songs
  • Frank Sinatra songs
  • Dean Martin songs
  • Louis Prima songs


  • Led Zeppelin songs
  • Rolling Stones songs
  • Beatles songs
  • Journey, ACDC, Abba and much more….


Hi everyone,

I’m excited to announce that I am now offering online piano lessons via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.  With the digital age, it no longer matters where you live.  You can study with me even if you are half way around the world!

Who am I?

I have been studying and performing Jazz Piano for over 30 years.  Here are some of my achievements:

  • 1998 Jazz Ambassador (tour to India/Sri Lanka) sponsored by the US State Dept
  • Toured/Recorded w/jazz alto sax legend Lee Konitz
  • Recorded w/blues legend John Lee Hooker
  • Best Jazz with Vocals album from the 14th and 18th annual IMA Awards
    (Independent Music Awards)
  • Pianist and Music Director/Composer for The Lost American Jazzbook, an award winning jazz group based in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • John Lennon Songwriting Competition finalist
  • Best Jazz Musician (1996) at the University of Wisconsin/Madison

I studied with piano masters Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Dan Tepfer, Geoffrey KeezerMike Kocour and more…

After 20 years of honing my teaching skills, I have developed many finely tuned methods for teaching jazz piano including:

  • Learning how to form 1 and 2-handed, rich sounding chords
  • Mastering rhythmic principles (incl LH/RH separation)
  • Tools for learning how to improvise
  • Scales, Patterns, Exercises and much more!

As a special promotion, I will be offering your first hour lesson for just $55 right now.  If you are interested in learning more about online lessons, feel free to contact me.  Visit my CONTACT page to get in touch.

What do people say about Dan’s teaching?

– “Dan is one of the most thorough and focused teachers I have ever had”

– “Dan’s lessons are packed with information that will keep you busy for the next 10 years!”

– “You WON’T regret taking a lesson from Dan.  He walks the talk and knows how to share it with such ease and finesse.”

Skype lessons for pianist Dan Zemelman

Hey everyone,

Welcome to my brand spanking new website!  I hope you enjoy it.  Peruse at your leisure, and make sure to check out the Music player at the bottom of the page to listen to some tracks if you haven’t already.

Please contact me if you have any questions/inquiries about my services.  Visit the Contact page.