Our experience with Dan playing for our wedding was over the top! He is a consummate performer and musician who made our day even more special! We highly recommend him to everyone we know, not only is his talent made obvious from the first chord that he plays, but he is courteous and attentive to all aspects of providing his clients with the most exceptional quality of performance that he can give. We would hire Dan again without hesitation!
National and International Competition Winner:
1st Prize 2017 Southern Guitar Festival and Competition (Columbia, SC)
1st Prize 2017 New Orleans International Guitar Festival and Competition
1st Prize 2018 Mississippi Guitar Festival Competition
2nd Prize 2017 Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and Competition (Reno, NV)
3rd Prize 2018 Texas International Guitar Competition (Dallas, TX)
Whether you are a bride seeking music for one of the most special days of your life, or you're in charge of planning for the next big event for your family or for your company, I can guarantee you will be more than satisfied with my services. From the time I submit my bid for your event, to our first phone conversations, to following up after the event, I will respond quickly and accommodate your requests effectively. Not only will you hear some great music, but you will also be treated to a wonderful customer service experience. I am in the service industry and when you book me for your next event, I am at your service!
Weddings - Corporate Events - Cocktail Hours - Birthday Parties - Anniversaries
If a small group is what you're looking for, I have some great options for you! An acoustic duo (guitar and female vocalist) can really give life to a wedding reception, cocktail hour, or any kind of party. Elegance and charm are words that come to mind when pairing the classical guitar with another instrument such as a flute or violin, and will make your wedding ceremony unforgettable. When you request your quote from me, be sure to mention the possibility of an acoustic duo or violin-guitar ensemble.
I believe that playing the guitar is not about pressing fingers on frets and plucking strings. In the right hands, the guitar is an incredibly beautiful, graceful, passionate instrument capable of expressing a range of sounds and emotions to which many other instruments can't come close. What it really comes down to is something a teacher of mine calls "the trans-formative power of music," and nothing would bring me more joy than to bring my music to your next event!
A native Mississippian from a family steeped in folk and bluegrass music, I have been playing guitar for nearly 20 years and have studied with some of the greatest players in the classical guitar world, including world renowned guitarist, Eliot Fisk. I studied with Eliot at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, where I received a Master of Music degree with Honors. I'm currently based in Denton, TX, where I serve as Adjunct Professor of Guitar at both Mountain View College in Dallas and North Central Texas College in Gainesville.