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Will Daniels

Pianist | Teacher

Will Daniels is a performing pianist, teacher, and accompanist in Orlando, FL. He is a versatile musician trained in classical piano, jazz improvisation, composition, and music theory. He completed his Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Central Florida where he studied piano with Dr. Yun-Ling Hsu and jazz piano and arranging with Per Danielsson. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition at Florida State University where he studied piano with Dr. Heidi Williams, jazz piano and the Taubman technique with Bill Peterson, and composition with acclaimed music theorist and composer Dr. Clifton Callender.

As a collaborative pianist, Will is frequently requested to perform with students and faculty at the University of Central Florida. He serves weekly as the pianist for Faith Baptist Church of Orlando, accompanies choirs, and performs for The Geneva School's chapel services. As the resident pianist for Alterity Chamber Orchestra, he performs challenging new chamber music by living composers at venues such as the Timucua White House and The Abbey. He performs works by local composers, including Charles Griffin, founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum, and UCF professor of composition Alex Burtzos. As an experienced jazz pianist, he enjoys playing occasionally for events and concerts around town, and training students who are interested in jazz theory and performance.

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