* Daniel Messina was born on April 9th, 1965 in José C. Paz, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
* At the age of six, he began to play drums and guitar. He learned to play drums on his own for almost ten years by playing along different records and using a book by Gene Krupa. His first teacher for about three years was Omar Belmonte. After that, he studied five year longs with Elias Chiche Heger at the Escuela Nacionál de Bater�-a y Percusión. During that time, he played in different bands like for example Apertura, Quinteto el Quartetazo or the Baden Jazz Quartett.
* He also wrote a workshop column in the music magazine El musiquero from October 1989 until June 1991.