Daniel - BAH Teacher #3974

About Daniel
Daniel offers lessons in various percussion instruments including djembe, drumset, marimba, vibraphone, and xylophone, along with composition, music theory, and jazz improvisation. With a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Australia's prestigious WAAPA and a Graduate Diploma in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. He's garnered over 5 million plays on Spotify and Apple Music, featured on national and international radio, and embarked on four national tours. Fluent in English, Daniel provides in-home and online lessons, fostering a spirit of creativity, enjoyment, and discovery in his students. Book an interview now.


I believe that students learn best when encouraged and nurtured with compassion and patience. I never force my students to learn anything, but instead harness their own creativity and curiosity to discover a path that is exciting to them and tailor-made to their unique interests. A spirit of discovery, enjoyment, and fun is very fundamental to my teaching practice.

Name: Daniel (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have been studying drums since the age of 11, and was accepted into Australia's most prestigious music conservatorium (WAAPA) at the age of 17 where I studied a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) for three years. In this time I learned from prestigious Australian and American jazz musicians with a rigorous practice schedule and extremely high standards. In 2015 I earned a Graduate Diploma in Philosophy (with first class honours) from the university of Melbourne.

- Over 5 million plays on spotify and apple music - Music featured on national and international radio play and advertising placement - Included in Ministry of Sounds 'Chillout' Compilation - 4 national tours

As well as being a drummer, I am also a songwriter and composer and have spent much time touring and recording in this role. I believe it helps me with a broader understanding of the way drumming fits into musical settings as a whole, and gives me an ability to share an understanding of how the drums support and amplify the other instruments in a musical group.


Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

Lessons in your home

Daniel is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Daniel can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.