Pianist/composer Danny Fox was born in New York City. As a teenager, Danny soaked up the music scene in New York, going out to hear pianists such as Kenny Barron, Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner, and Sir Roland Hanna. In high school, Danny was awarded a Level I Award in Jazz Performance at NFAA ARTS Week in Miami, Florida and was named a 1998 Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Young Talent Fellow. This in turn led to his selection as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, an award given to high school students who excel in both arts and academics, and performed at the Kennedy Center in a ceremony for President Clinton.
Danny attended Harvard University where he received his B.A. in psychology, graduating cum laude. While at Harvard, Danny performed around Boston with his own group and as a sideman and produced two CDs of original music: Live at Club Passim and Simple. He was awarded the John McCord Award for excellence in the arts and was selected to perform at a reception for President Nelson Mandela. He was also named one of the Harvard Crimson's 15 Most Interesting Seniors.
Danny returned to New York City after school to pursue music full time. He has studied with concert pianist John Kamitsuka under whose tutelage he performed repertoire including Beethoven, Scriabin, Bach, and Prokofiev. He has also studied with jazz pianists Ethan Iverson and Garry Dial
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Beginner to advanced
Danny is an experienced, patient teacher offering lessons to students of all ages and levels. His teaching approach is to instill solid fundamentals of piano and musicianship through creative exploration of the student's own musical interests. Danny has led clinics in elementary schools, high schools, and colleges across the US covering such topics as improvisation, compositions, and developing a group sound.