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Daniel Pennel
WVYB Percussion Coach


Daniel Pennell works as a local educator, clinician, performer, and arranger.  He is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a major in Jazz Studies, minor in Music Theory. 

Through his years of experience, he has developed a deep passion for music, and a consummate understanding of the drum set, vibraphone, marimba, snare, tympani, and most percussion. His stylistic experiences range from Symphonic to Latin-Caribbean, and from Punk Rock to Contemporary and Traditional Jazz. He is the recipient of a Downbeat Student Music Award, a Scholarship to Berkeley in California, and teaches privately in North Vancouver, authoring custom intermediate and university level programs for students who have a love of music.

Daniel has spent time in an educational setting with Paul Leim, Lyle Mays, Eddie Gomez, Jeff Coffin, Lynn Seaton, Stefan Karlsson, Antonio Sanchez, Nasheet Waits, Eric Harland,  Ari Hoenig, Rufus Reid, John Abercrombie, William (Billy) Cobham, and Dan Tepfer.  Long term coaches include Don Reed, Ed Soph, Ed Smith, Paul Rennick, Christopher Deane, Poolavar Sriji, and Mark Ford.

He has collaborated in performance and recording settings with Duduka Da Fonseca, Garth Richardson, Renee Rosnes, Jennifer Barnes, with groups such as the Bob Noval Orchestra, UNT Big Band, Jazz Singers, and Repertoire Ensembles, and at venues such as Rogers Arena, and the Lincoln Centre in Washington DC among many others.

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