A specialist in early childhood music education, Danielle also sings, narrates, composes and writes for Music Book, arranging and performing children’s books to music.
After completing her BMus in trombone performance at the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University, Danielle attended the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary, graduating in 1988. Returning to Australia, she became Lecturer in Early Childhood Music at the Canberra School of Music before founding the Young Conservatorium Program in Tasmania in 1994. Danielle returned to Perth in 1998 and founded Cottage School of Music Junior.
In 2009, Danielle released the online music program Cantaris Early Childhood Music Learning and until 2011 wrote and presented annual children’s concerts with Fremantle Symphony Orchestra. At the 2010 ISME World Conference in China, Danielle gave a public class with pre-school children from the International School in Beijing.
Danielle was the key presenter at the Inaugural Kodaly Symposium in Perth, and in July 2011 presented a workshop and class at the International Kodaly Symposium in Brisbane. She continues her work with regular teacher, student and public workshops and concerts.
In 2014 Danielle formed Cantaris Children’s Choir – a community choir for children aged five to eight years of age, and in 2015/16/17 is completing MusicChild- a five part online music program.
Danielle is the author of Beautiful Children’s Rhymes – beautifulchildrensrhymes.com (containing over 1,000 rhymes for children) and the classical music and rhyme site for babies and their families Rhyme Baby - at rhymebaby.com
Her new site - Beautiful Music For Children - will be released mid-2017.
MusicChild - the complete online music curriculum for children and their families - will be released in January 2018.