As a private teacher in Southern California, Daniel has worked with beginning students through college graduates. His students have performed with local orchestras, and have won scholarships to such programs as Crossroads School, Center Stage Strings, and Aspen Music Festival.
In Summer of 2014, Daniel was on the cello faculty at Luzerne Music Center in upstate New York. There, he performed chamber music with principal players of the Sarasota Orchestra, soloist and music center president Elizabeth Pitcairn, and assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Michelle Kim.
Holding a bachelor degree and graduate certificate from the University of Southern California, and master's from California State University Northridge, Daniel has studied under the nation's finest teachers including Rachael Lonergan, Andrew Cook, Dr. Richard Naill, Ron Leonard, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Alexander Suleiman, and Diane Roscetti.
As a freelance musician throughout southern California, Daniel is principal cellist of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, and is an active performer, appearing with local bands, in recital, or soloing with area orchestras.
In his free time Daniel enjoys exploring the Southern California Coastline in pursuit of uncrowded waves.