Daniel Pate

Daniel P.

Sea Cliff, NY

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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2005

Percussionist Daniel is a bustling performer who's work can be seen frequently in New York City and the surrounding areas. He has presented performances at the 48th International Summer Course at Darmstadt, Germany, the Green Umbrella Concert Series held at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

Daniel is pursuing a Doctorate in Contemporary Music Performance at Stony Brook University, under the tutelage of Eduardo Leandro and is a member of the Contemporary Chamber Players.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Malletech 5.0 Octave Marimba, Yamaha Vibraphone, Pearl Philharmonic concert Snare Drum, Gretch Catalina Drumset, Steinway Grand Piano. Drum, Djembe. Macbook Pro with Logic pro 10 recording software in order to record lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in concert percussion performance, but I also frequently perform a wide variety of drum set styles.

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Managing Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Chamber Players
Jan 2015 - Present
Private school

Curated portion of the performance season.

Frequently performed both premier works as well as other major repertoire.

Prepared rehearsal schedules.

Procured repertoire for performances.

Coordinated music procurement for concerts
Coordinated personnel for concerts.

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Classroom Teaching Assistant for Music 309: music since 1945
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Department of Music at Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Lectured on weekly topics such as post-modernism and the various sub-genres associated with it as well as topics regarding percussion in various performing genres.

Prepared lecture material for weekly classes

Developed question based homework assignments regarding lectures.

Tutored students during weekly office hours

Graded weekly writing assignments.

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Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance
Sep 2014 - Present
SUNY Stony Brook
Masters in Music in Percussion Performance
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bachelors in Music - Percussion Performance
Sep 2002 - Jun 2005
San Diego State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


San Diego Symphony "Hot Shots" Competition
Jun 2002
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Honorable Mention Goodlin Scholarship Competition
Apr 2002
Goodlin Scholarship


D'Adarrio Education Collective
Nov 2016

a global community of music educators who are committed to inspiring the next generation of lifelong musicians. Our program provides music teachers with access to resources and other tools to help support their role in education. The Education Collective will grow to include opportunities to network with other teachers, share your knowledge and content, and attend special educational events. Our goal is to support those that support the future of music.

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College Music Society, The
Mar 2015

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Chamber Music America
Jan 2015

Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

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Vic Firth Education Team
Jun 2007

The Vic Firth Company is proud to be among the most educationally conscientious companies in the music industry. Vic Firth Company has collaborated with some of the top educational minds around the globe to support percussion education. As we witness the growth of percussion education, we are encouraged to further develop and diversify our already highly successful program. Started in 1997 as a means to foster dialogue between percussion educators of all levels and strengths, the Vic Firth Education Team remains the industry’s innovating force in providing resources to percussion educators. As we witness the growth of percussion education, we are encouraged to further develop and diversify our already highly successful program.

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Photos & Videos

"Loops IV" By Philippe Hurel
***Student Video*** "Green Run" by Mark Ford
***Student Video***

"Fry" By Mark Ford
"Naturale" By Luciano Berio
"En Rhythmoi" by Octavi Rumbau Masgrau
Photo by Daniel P.

Photo by Daniel P.

Photo by Daniel P.

Performing at the 2015 New York City Electro-acoustic Music Festival
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PaulaL Feb 3, 2011

Seth is really enjoying his lessons. You're a great instructor. Sorry we missed last Friday's lesson.

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