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2012 - University of Hawaii - Masters of Music in Music Education
2003 - University of North Texas - Bachelors of Music in Music Education
The State of Texas Board of Educators Certification: Proffessional ALL Level Certified in Music
Has been awarded five times the "Who's Who Among American Teachers" Award - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011
Daniel is in his 9th year of teaching music. He graduated from the University of North Texas, in 2003, and the graduate program at the University of Hawaii, in 2012. While at the University of North Texas, he earned a Bachelors of Music Education degree with an emphasis on Instrumental Music. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he studied Trumpet with Leonard Candellaria and Ishkander Akmahdulin. He was a member of the concert bands, brass band (under the direction of Dr. Brian Bowman), and the UNT Marching Green Brigade.
After Graduating from UNT in 2003, Daniel was hired for the Midland Independent School District as the assistant band director for Lee Senior High School working with Mr. Randy Storie. His many responsibilities included teaching brass sectionals, assisting the concert and symphonic bands, and teaching beginner brass classes at the junior high's. In 2007, he moved back to the Dallas area and was hired by the Dallas Independent School District teaching at George W. Truett Elementary School teaching the entire music program including choir, guitar, and general music.
Daniel has just completed his graduate degree from the University of Hawaii in 2012, with a Masters of Music Education degree with emphasis in instrumental music. While attending the University of Hawaii, he had the pleasure of working with Dr. Barbara McLain and completing his research study in Music Education. His Master's Thesis was based on parental involvement and the success of high school band programs in the State of Texas.
Daniel currently holds a Professional Certification through the State of Texas and is certified to teach All-Level Kindergarten through 12th grade music. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, National Association of Music Education, International Trumpet Guild, and has been nominated three times for the "Who's Who Among American Teachers" award.
Band Director Music Teacher, Truett Elementary School, 2007-Present
Assistant Band Director, Robert E. Lee Senior High School, 2004-2007
I use many different methods in my lessons in order to make my students successful in their musical career. Students are assessed of their playing ability during the first lesson. Students are then provided goals and recommendations for the year.
My lesson style is unique. First thing first is to have fun. There is no reason you should be taking lessons if you are not having fun playing your instrument. I try to make my lessons educational and exciting all in one.
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