Clayton McDaniel

Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Have played for almost 40 years. Currently the leader of a bluegrass band for 7 years. Played at many different camps, conferences and retreats.

About Clayton M.

Besides my experience and love of music, I'm a people person with a gift of teaching, so it's a win-win. I have a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee with a minor in music. I'm a concert level clarinetist (over 30 years) as well as barbershop singer (25 years) and worship leader (20 years), & guitar player (25 years), sax player (10 years). I also play handbells, have directed three youth musicals, and have led music at youth camps, conferences, retreats, Kairos prison ministry, and other service projects. I currently lead a nine member bluegrass band which is a blast.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will push you for excellence and I teach in fun ways. I hope to play a lot together after the basics have been accomplished. The most important aspect of playing an instrument or singing is to have fun. If you not enjoying what you're doing, why do it? I hope to make the overall musical experience fun and help you achieve your goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
whatever is needed. Whatever they need

*** Specialties ***
worship leading, singing, barbershop quartet singing, clarinetist for both classical and jazz groups as well as worship


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9 Reviews
Jerronda K.
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Mr. Clayton has been great for my daughter. He has increased her confidence. He is patient and you can tell that he loves what he does!!!

Posted Nov 30, 2020
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Posted Aug 16, 2019
Jerry McGuire
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I’m new at playing guitar and Clayton has been very patient with me as I learn.
He is extremely knowledgeable and explains things clearly to me.
I also enjoy talking music with him. Our lesson time passes quickly.
Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 30, 2019
Bill T.
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Clayton was very helpful, knowledgeable & patient. Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 15, 2017
Serenidie H.
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My granddaughter loves him.He is very good with her and teaches on her level.

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Mark Fisher
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Very patient and thorough. Good one on one instruction.

Posted Feb 10, 2016
Kevin B.
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Clayton is a great guy and I look forward to learning from him.

Posted Jan 7, 2016
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Clayton was very enthusiastic and focused and professional! Our time went over and he was so involved with teaching my daughter he didn't even notice! I am pleased to have him teaching my daughter lessons.

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Marcelle P.
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Clayton is a lovely person and a great teacher. He always shows up on time if not early and communicates right away if there is a change in the schedule which is rare. He is great with children, very patient and kind with a fun upbeat attitude. I definitely recommend him.

Posted Jul 21, 2014


Mar 2012 - Present

Quail Hollow Bluegrass Band

I'm the leader of a 8 member bluegrass for 6 years. We play at least monthly in the community, mostly for fun. We do play paying gigs, but we love to minister at nursing homes, alzheimer units, and assisted living centers.

Worship leader
Jan 2006 - Aug 2009

Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church

In charge of leading, planning, scheduling, recruiting, and organizing music for a contemporary service.


B. S. in Communications
Sep 1979 - Jun 1984

University of Tennessee



Limited Proficiency


Minor of Music
Jun 1984

University of Tennessee/Knoxville

Received degree for 45 hours completed of musical study and performance.


Most Outstanding Band Member
May 1979

Needham Broughton High School, Raleigh, NC

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