The deeper the roots... the larger the branches

Dan’s love of musical expression pours effortlessly into students and audiences alike. An adept teacher in both private and classroom settings, Dan’s fresh approach to personal musicianship revolves around improvisation and mastery of various fundamental musical theories. Dan’s primary instrument is piano, but his holistic teaching style reaches into every instrument imaginable.

When Dan isn’t educating others, he sharpens his own compositional craft by writing music for podcasts, dancers, jugglers, art installations, and even flash mobs. When writing for ensembles specializing in new music, Dan’s approach changes from a commercial and collaborative process into exploring previously hidden sonic boundaries. His most recent ensemble works have included concepts such as emphasizing controlled breathing, musical games via graphic notation, and cultivating his own big band sound.