Daniel G. Driskell - Piano, Guitar, Woodwinds, Music Theory
Daniel Driskell (“Mr. D”) grew up in Mobile playing a variety of instruments and always wanted a place where students could find lessons for a many different instruments, summer camps, workshops, ensemble classes, and more.
Daniel started piano lessons at age 7 and actually despised lessons and recitals for a very long time. He was forced to continue lessons and eventually fell in love with music. He received formal instruction at the University of South Alabama – B.M. Piano Performance and Florida State University – M.M. Piano Pedagogy. Some of his greatest teachers and inspirations in music have been: Alicia Lutrell, Elizabeth Petro, Ellen Marsh, Owen Middleton, Dr. Robert Holm, Dr. Victoria McArthur, and Dr. Read Gainsford. Daniel has performed many solo piano concerts including music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Dello Joio, Bolcom, Crumb, Prokofiev, and other great composers. He has even arranged and composed many pieces for piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, string ensemble, brass ensemble, symphony band, and other small ensembles. Mr. Driskell has taught students of many different ages and ability levels encouraging excellence in solo music, ensembles, and music of all styles. He recently worked as a professor of music at University of South Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He is currently the assistant music minister at Government St. Baptist Church and also leads a group of middle school students called the “Pulse of G Street,” a praise and worship band. Daniel loves being involved in theater shows and has music directed many shows including: Fiddler on the Roof, Music Man, Cats, Grease, Oliver, Annie, Sound of Music, Titanic, Mame, Camelot, Into the Woods, and Bye Bye Birdie.
Daniel Driskell is happily married to Amy and they share two beautiful children – Dylan and Zoey.