Danielle Williams

Danielle W.

Baltimore, MD
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About

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

Teaching since:
2009

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.

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Experience

Music Instructor, Conductor, Academic Adviser
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Al Kamandjati Music School

Private instructor in flute, piano, composition in 5
sites; conductor of student orchestras; implemented new
systems of organization for curriculum and examinations

Education Manager
Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

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

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Piano and Flute Instructor
Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
Umoja Music School

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

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Education

Master of Education
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Certificate of Merit in Orchestral Conducting
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
New England Conservatory
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Vanderbilt University

Languages

Arabic
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Swahili
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Piano Certification
Jun 2012
Suzuki Association of America

Completed the Suzuki Piano teacher training course. Has sense regularly used Suzuki piano and flute methods in all private teaching.

Awards

Speaker at the Harvard Ed Talks
May 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Composition Winner
Feb 2015
Massachusetts El Sistema

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
May 2012

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.

Photos & Videos

Danielle Williams plays in Brazilian Jazz Duo. Featuring Danielle on flute, vocals, and ukulele.
Performance of Cesar Franck's "Chorale No. 3" on the organ of Cathedral Saint-Sauveur in Aix-en-Provence, France
Photo by Danielle W.

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Playing a set of original songs in Boston

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2 Reviews

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Alison Oct 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

Virginia Sep 22, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

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