The Low Down on Who we are

For the teachers 

And the students

Few things are more exciting than finding a book that really helps you learn something deeply. Whether it’s learning how to play guitar, or how to handle your first classroom as a teacher, nothing beats finding the right tool to help you succeed.

 

We all know this tool, too — the one that enables the "aha!" moment—and instantly connects with you, leaving you feeling empowered.

We've been there

Searching for the right book can often feel like a herculean task

We created Low Down Publishing to develop books specifically for music teachers and self-guided learners—and eliminate the stressful process of finding the right resource. Our resources help to eliminate the question, "Will this resource work for me?"

 

100% 

Musician-run

We’re making changes in the music education publishing world because we’re 100% musician-run. Every editor, graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, and even tax-adviser involved is a musician. No joke. You will trust that everything we produce is done at the highest level, and created to fill a specific need.

Great teachers and students need great resources

Up to Date

Current musical trends and issues

Targeted

Produced to specific learning outcomes

Diverse

Broad coverage to reach students with diverse interests

Attainable

Helpful to teachers with wide-ranging teaching experiences

We do everything we can to make you as musical as possible

1

MUSIC TEACHERS

Produce no-nonsense teaching and method books, written by the best music educators in the world.

2

INDEPENDENT AUTHORS

 

Provide publishing services specific to music education.

3

MUSICIANS

 

Give you free resources via our blog.

GRASS ROOTS 

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

We’re here for the authors. If you publish with us, you keep the copyright and intellectual property. We offer the most competitive royalty in the music publishing world. We develop an individualized marketing plan—which we follow through with you before, during, and after the launch. It’s simple—if you succeed, we succeed. 

CEO

Danny Ziemann - Founder of LDP, and author of multiple method books. Danny tours internationally and has taught at both SUNY Oswego and the Eastman School.

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DANNY ZIEMANN

OUR TEAM

Low Down Publishing is a four person team, led by Danny Ziemann, with combined decades of music teaching experience and professional performing experience

Technology Specialist

Michael Sherman - an internationally accomplished performer in the lindy hop scene and an audio/video producer for the Eastman School.

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MICHAEL SHERMAN

Senior Editor

John Mills - Senior Editor at LDP, and an experienced music teacher. John is acutely aware of emerging trends in music pedagogy. 

JOHN MILLS

Senior Editor

Erik Piazza - Senior Editor at LDP and experienced music teacher. He has published research, and is finishing PhD studies in Music Education at the Eastman School.

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ERIK PIAZZA

Business Incubator

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Low Down Publishing partnership with NextCorps

 

A group of entrepreneurs, advisors, venture capitalists and staff committed to creating the next generation of world-changing Rochester technology companies.

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