Playing music since the age of fourteen and having studied with multiple teachers, Dan has performed in a wide variety of musical ensembles. He has performed in drum corps, concert bands, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble, musical theater, concert choir, and rock & heavy metal cover bands. Dan can play and teach a wide variety of musical instruments including drums/percussion, piano and the guitar. He teaches and inspires students each and every week to perfect their craft and go for their dreams.
Dan studied music at Naugatuck Valley Community College under Richard Gard (Current professor at Yale University) and is also a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a BA in Music where he studied with David Smith (Principal Percussionist for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra). Dan is now currently playing for country singer/songwriter AJ Jansen on iTunes which has opened the door for him playing on the country music scene in New England. Through playing with AJ Jansen he has had the experience being the opening act for artists such as James Otto, Trick Pony and John King who are national acts currently viewed on CMT.