Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance: Purchase College (Summa Cum Laude) '12
2011: Presser Scholar from Purchase College
2009: Nathaniel E. Corning Jazz Prize
2006-07: Member of MENC All Eastern Jazz Ensemble
2006: Arcady Music Prize
Daniel is a versatile musician, composer, and educator. He began playing saxophone at age 11, and has since expanded his repertoire to include multiple woodwind instruments. Originally from midcoast Maine, Daniel has been based primarily out of New York since 2008 when he began his studies at Purchase College.
Daniel looks forward to remaining an active teacher in the tri-state area, and a return to Purchase College, this time as a graduate student and he has also recently moved full-time to New York City!
-College Mentor for "Jazz Elite" 2010-current.
-Private Instructor in Westchester County 2010-current.
-Experience with multiple skill/age levels and various backgrounds.
I like to focus on giving the student a strong foundation and helping to foster creativity and a lifelong love for music. This means a lot of focus on technique and understanding musical principles as well as exploring different types of music and pushing creative boundaries!
Lessons are always given in a friendly and encouraging manner. I'm always open to suggestions and we can work on a wide variety of styles and/or topics!