Daniel Severance is a singer, violinist, and songwriter that thoroughly enjoys helping students get closer to music and find their sound. He started playing violin at age 5 and was classically trained through primary school. He started writing soul songs, singing, and creating and exploring new styles on the violin around age 18. Born and bred in the Midwest (Chicago suburbs), he has based himself in NYC and LA respectively over the last several years. Over the past 10 years, he has fronted multiple bands and has backed or recorded for countless other artists. In addition to creating and performing original material, Daniel also does weddings and events and was a regularly featured live improv violinist with the DJs at Sunstruck Sundays in 2014 on the rooftop of NYC's Gansevoort Hotel - Meatpacking.
Beyond playing violin for nearly 25 years and fronting bands for 10 years, Daniel's teaching experience comes from a few different sources. In 2014-2015, as operations director and mentor with non-profit Off The Wall Graffiti in LA, he regularly mentored young people who were getting in trouble for doing graffiti in the streets and needed guidance and a positive way to be creative. He was known as the "Music Mentor" at OTWG and helped those graffiti writing kids who wanted to funnel their creativity into a positive musical outlet.