Location: Marietta, GA
Instructs: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: Masters's Degree in Jazz Performance from Georgia State University (2021)
Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance From Mercer University (2019)
Performance Experience: As a performer, Daniels is no stranger to a wide variety of different styles including Jazz, Classical, Rock, and Popular Music. Daniels has been fortunate to share the stage with world-class musicians such as Tom Scott, Sean Jones, and Miguel Zenon. He currently plays the First Tenor chair in the Carrolton Jazz Orchestra as well and performs regularly with the Ascension Party Band, an Atlanta-based wedding band.
Teaching Experience: Banks has been teaching private lessons for 5 years now, having gotten his start teaching as a Junior in college. He has also been on the teaching staff for a number of summer camps and after-school music programs including the Otis Redding Foundation Summer Music Camp (2019) and the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (2019 - 2020).
Teaching Philosophy: Banks believes that the role of the private music instructor is to facilitate the student's musical growth by: demonstrating the proper performance techniques, introducing the student to new music and musical concepts, and allowing the student to express themselves creatively.