A graduate of UNCC with a degree in music performance, Danielle is excited to share her musical ideas with her students. She began her journey in music at age 5 with piano lessons, and she fell in love with the flute at age 10. She was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award her senior year of high school, and went on to pursue music professionally. In 2018, she made her international flute debut with the UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra at the Kay Meek Centre in Vancouver. The following year she won the university's concerto competition and performed as a soloist in the annual Student Spotlight Recital. Though the flute is her primary instrument, she hasn't let up in her practice as a pianist, and she makes a point to learn the piano accompaniment to any flute piece she plays.
In addition to winning the concerto competition, Danielle received the "Most Outstanding Performer" award her sophomore and senior year of her undergraduate degree, and was named a music theory and aural skills preceptor during her final two years of study. She graduated in December 2019 with honors, and plans to begin studying wind pedagogy in graduate school in 2022. Danielle believes firmly in establishing a solid foundation in fundamentals, music theory, and aural skills from the start. She will find what inspires her students to grow and utilize that in each lesson.