Apple Workshops and Classroom Training

Update August 2021. I’ve joined the faculty at the MAC School for Creative Arts, and I’ll be teaching this fall as part of their Digital Arts Stream. My first technology workshops are booked for Thursday September 16, October 21 and November 18, from 3:30 to 5:00. They’ll all be hybrid Zoom and in-person workshops.


 Sept 16 - 3:30-5:00 iPads, iPhones and the iCloud 

This workshop sets out to explain the basics of Cloud computing and how to put this advanced, but simple to use technology to work for you and your multiple devices. Learn to sync your contacts, your calendars, your music and your photos on all your iCloud capable devices

Oct 21 - 3:30-5:00 - Social Media for Parents of Teens. 

This new class will aim to describe some of the nuts and bolts of the technologies that teens (12-18) are  using, some of the dangers they face, and how, as a parent you can monitor and encourage smart choices. 

Nov 18 - 3:30-5:00 Intro To Mac Computers

In this workshop we’ll explore the rudiments of the Finder and System Preferences to better understand and organize your files. Learn basic Mac and computer terminology, how to use the Sidebar and Desktop more effectively, Time Machine Backups, basic folder structure, anti-virus and security options, best practices for maintenance and more. It’s recommended but not necessary that you bring your Mac laptop if possible.

Classroom Learning & Mobile Workshops

Below is a description of the Vancouver Island University course that Dan leads, upcoming dates TBD:

learning"User-friendly, swift, powerful and almost bulletproof, the Apple Macintosh computer is increasingly becoming the choice of the discerning new user. Learn to navigate the Macintosh operating system, organize your files and maximize all your computer's features, including iPhoto, iTunes, Safari, Mail, wireless home networks and the many various possibilities that come with this modern tool of communication. Participants must bring their Mac laptops. Note: open to participants with previous computer experience/knowledge; not ideal for beginners."

Be sure to check the universities website for class availability or contact Dan for the next upcoming classes.



  • Dan retrieved the iPhoto library I had deleted from my boyfriend's computer from a Time Machine backup I didn't even know we had. Thank you Dan, you saved my bacon!

  • Hi Dan, thanks for the January newsletter. I added my vote to you for "outstanding customer service".


  • Whoa .....fabulous ...wonderful ...fantastic ...beautiful......OMG ...thank you so much. I will look into the photos and see what I can do  ....touble is I don't actually know much about Marilyns life! I will make something up .....!!  wow Wonderful to what you have created...


  • Just a quick note to thank you again for coming by……this is working ever so much better. See you next month.
  • Hi Dan,

    I picked up quite a few useful things in class even without a laptop, and enjoyed the course. Do please let me know if you decide to offer an intermediate level follow up. Thanks,


  • Hi Dan,What a difference!  My MacBook is working much faster now, and not getting hung up.  The newer OS and more memory really helped.Thank you.


  • Hi Dan:

    Thank you so much for helping out with my urgent problem the other day, so promptly – and from the arena! I really did appreciate it (and was so impressed!).


  • Your expeditious replacement of my hard drive is very much appreciated. I had a little trouble restoring the system, but it's now working perfectly (and it seems to be a little faster).In my excitement I forgot to ask about warranty. What do I do?Thank You again

     Trevor W Jackson

  • Hi Dan,

    It was great to meet you and thanks for your help, I love the dual screen and upgrades. I seem to have forgotten how to access the iphoto shots from the original iphoto and can only find the few new ones, can you re direct me.


  • Just got home. plugged the router and computer in and its working!!!  Go figuure. You must have done something right.


    Al Z