Since early childhood Daniel has been raised in an environment of musical performance. His father, a significant presence in the Melbourne Irish trad-folk scene, gave Daniel a thirst for learning instruments; first, violin at 7, then guitar at 13 and mandolin at 19. Daniel has performed on violin, guitar and mandolin within a broad range of styles, including pop/rock, post-hardcore punk, Eastern-European/Balkan folk, Ska-blues funk, bluegrass, Irish trad and classical. Daniel has a Bachelor of Applied Music in Composition (Box Hill Institute) and Master of Teaching (University of Melbourne). Since 2008, Daniel has been teaching instrumental music to students of young and mature ages. As a composer, Daniel is currently writing and arranging songs for an EP with Teddy and the Ricochets.