Daniel adjudicating at the Kiwanis Music Festival of the Performing Arts, Stratford, ON.
Daniel currently works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, where he works with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Guitar Studio Class. He also has extensive experience coaching undergraduate students at the upper B.Mus level, as part of the guitar ensemble course at the University of Ottawa. Daniel has experience adjudicating in festivals as well, and has continued to teach for over nine years, from beginners to advanced students.
He has experience teaching students at all different stages of their lives, from young children to adults.
Daniel informs his teaching through research on the neurological processes involved in learning music, guitar pedagogy literature, and years of experience working with dozens of world-class teachers from across Europe and North America. His approach blends a scientific approach to psychology and technique, with a spiritually-informed approach to musicality and expression on the instrument.
Lessons are balanced between repertoire and technique, and students are taught to read music as well as improvise on the guitar.
He can train students for university auditions, RCM exams, or simply for the sake of learning!