Meet Daniel

Daniel, like many passionate and creative people (including you, perhaps?), defies simple description not only because of his breadth of talents and abilities, but also because of his broad range of passions and interests.  His original music, his use of music in celebration and ritual, and his work to help people connect with their musicality, creativity and expressive potential are his favorite ways of offering his experience, gifts and vision to the world and to you.

“Do not neglect your music.  It will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you.”

Thomas Jefferson


Sound Healing

Do you ever wish you would get back to that musical instrument you played as a kid or break on out and sing more? Would you like to connect more deeply with your intrinsic musical nature? When you do so, you more easily access your inspiration and creative genius, and enhance your ability to interact with others in all aspects of your life.

Original Music

On this album, Marsupial Road Trip, Daniel offers his poetic and musically diverse perspective in a nourishing soup of soulful spices, hot rhythms and sweet harmonies served up to make your world more vibrant and numinous, brimming with possibility.

Blog: “To and Fro”

Being / Doing

These days I’m playing with a new way to dance with being and doing.  So often it’s a tug-of-war between activity and presence. Not that I haven’t had plenty of experiences of both at the same time to know better, but I can also get plenty tangled up... read more

Play a Different Note

When I recognize the patterns I play out on auto-pilot, I’m amazed at how efficient my system is at recording and playing those things back, and what a spelunking operation it can be to scratch out new neural networks that might be more interesting, adaptive and... read more

Permission and Space

  The Artist and the Bohemian in me know it’s okay for me to do things (like play the guitar) that inspire my creativity, enliven my mind and heart, that are fun and that bring joy and gratification.  But my “Accountant” and... read more

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“When you think
you understand,
keep listening.”

People respond to "Playing the Fields"

It was a great lesson and I've been grooving on it whenever I've had the chance since then. Quite an easy way to understand the fields that you've come up with.
Michael Kohnle
This new way of looking at patterns on the keyboard has caused a major brain shift for me. I keep looking at the patterns and just can’t believe it. Makes total sense.
Karen Gaughan
I don't even have to know what key I’m playing in. I can just put all that aside.
Karen Gaughan
I loved our lesson. Truly.
Robert Swoap
I have not looked at the paper printout even once. I found your lesson completely clear and understandable and have not needed the paper to hit all the 12 keys.
Michael Kohnle
You were very patient and encouraging during the lesson, and your explanations were clear and precise. I felt no anxiety - just trust. That’s major for me.
Karen Gaughan
I am delighted at how easy your theory is - your basic tenets (...) are so amazingly easy. I came home and had it figured out in minutes.
John Woods
...had an enjoyable interlude on the piano keeping in mind your wonderful reminder during the lesson about allowing the inner impulses to move the fingers and paying attention to what pleases me.
Deidre Duffy
I love your teaching concept (about playing the fields) and think it would be great for beginners.
Deidre Duffy
It is like a meditation where you sit to clear your mind and stop it from thinking or judging or analyzing and you just let it happen. In the moment. And whatever happens, it just is. It just comes out. And it’s okay. Truly. I’m not kidding. Genius.
Karen Gaughan
I was so excited and energized after our lesson last week that my mind just would not stop. I’ve been playing around with it and listening to the sounds in a way that I never listened before, and I have a basic structure, or map, as a way to organize it.
Karen Gaughan
My time with you was a nice reminder of the joy of playing improvisationally. Thanks for that Daniel!
Deidre Duffy
It’s opened up a "whole nother" world for me. It’s like my brain cells are saying, “hey cell mates, we just got the key to unlock the iron door, so let’s bust outta here and head for the 'fields.' Freedom!”
Karen Gaughan
I'm digging it! I love your method. It's freed me up to hit the right notes and not worry about those sour notes.
Michael Kohnle
Fascinating, just fascinating. And yet really so simple. How did you think of this?
Karen Gaughan
I feel like it's pretty effortless to make some really nice sounds with your system. In fact, I sat down last night and started playing some things that I like. My daughter came into the room and gave me a hug. I asked why and she said she heard me playing and thought it was my wife (who can play the piano very well). When she saw it was me, she was moved to give me a hug.
Vic Garlock