- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Danielle W. is a composer, conductor, and passionate music educator who uses her international experiences to shape her role as a pedagogue and inspire collaborations. Her passion to use music as a tool for social change has led Danielle to explore creative global methods of music education focused around collaborative composition, student-led initiatives, and peace education methods. She has taught students in a multitude of settings and contexts, offering intensive private lessons, collaborative music-making sessions, conducting youth orchestras, and more.
From 2016-2018 she lived in Palestine (The West Bank) teaching and conducting at the Al Kamandjati Music School. Previously, Danielle established and directed the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra's education programs. Prior to Boston, she spent two years in Tanzania teaching piano, flute, and voice lessons at the Umoja Music School. Danielle received her Master's Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education "Arts in Education" program and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Vanderbilt University.
Private instructor in flute, piano, composition in 5
sites; conductor of student orchestras; implemented new
systems of organization for curriculum and examinations
Director of Education and Outreach programs in 12
Boston-area schools and El Sisteam Programs;
launched Boston Philharmonic Children's Pre-Concert
Talks; developed curriculum for all school outreach
programs great k-5, conducted Classroom Concert
Orchestra; managed 25 teaching artists
Two-year Fellowship instructing private Suzuki Method lessons in piano, flute, and voice; conducted string ensembles,
composed for and led Umoja Children's’ Ensemble,
taught weekly group music classes in two Tanzanian
public schools, created international collaborative
music and art collaborative live performance
Completed the Suzuki Piano teacher training course. Has sense regularly used Suzuki piano and flute methods in all private teaching.
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
I had the pleasure of working with Danielle in Tanzania and seeing her teach students. She has a wonderfully creative, engaging, and compassionate way of engaging with kids and a wealth of musical knowledge to share.
Danielle is such a knowledgeable teacher. She works at a students pace, and brings in different strategies to make sure the student learns. I whole-heartedly recommend her.