Benji K. Daniels Academy
I was born and raised in Chicago, Lincoln Park/ Old Town
area. I went to the Berklee College of Music where I majored in
Performance my principle instrument being Bass. Upon graduating in
2018 I have been performing and producing in the Chicago music scene.
I've also started my own music program which focuses on helping young
musicians gather all the skills and materials they need for
auditions/portfolios for College.
My teaching style is based on the fact that music is a language. I
believe when we play music we should strive to play with the same
sensitivity, empathy, and care that you use when you talk with your
peers. For me, music is a conversation, the most uplifting part about
it is the way it allows you to connect with the people around you. I
teach students this by starting and ending every lesson with a brief
improvised duet. I also go over music theory with students and help
them create a conceptual understanding that will help them not only in
the classroom, but during their performances as well.