Daniel Head

Dan is a freelance trumpeter, educator, instrumental coach, and arranger residing in the northern Metro Detroit area. He recently received his Masters of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Ball State University. His primary focus is trumpet instruction and brass instrumental coaching. During his time as a Graduate Assistant to Dr. Brittany Hendricks at Ball State, he gave private instruction to undergraduate trumpet students, directed the Ball State University Trumpet Ensemble and coached several small brass chamber ensembles. In addition to his teaching duties, he occasionally presented studio lectures and logistically coordinated large studio events such as the annual Ball State University Trumpet Day. Although Dan's primary arranging concentration has been mainly for brass instruments, he has experience writing for all primary wind band instruments.

He holds degrees from Ball State University (M.M., 2016), Oakland University (B.A., 2014) and has studied under Dr. Brittany Hendricks, Dr. Robert White, Gordon Simmons, Chris Napier, Dr. Mark Flegg and Clark Irwin. In addition, he has performed in master classes for world-class performers and teachers such as Ethan Bensdorf (New York Philharmonic), Wiff Rudd (Baylor University), Michael Sachs (Cleveland Orchestra), Bryan Appleby-Wineberg (Rowan University).

Dan explored his interest in traditional British Brass Band through extensive study of performance, history, and pedagogy of the cornet throughout his Masters Program. He has performed at the North American Brass Band Association Championship with the Oakland University Brass Band from 2009-2014 and has competed in the technical and slow melody solo competition for several years. He helped lead the OU Brass Band to win the 1st section championship in 2014 as their Flüglehorn soloist.

Novi Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm
43370 W. 10 Mile Rd. Novi MI 48375
Mon-Tue-Thu: 2pm-9pm | Saturday: 9am-2pm
Wed, Fri, and Sun: CLOSED
9357 General Drive Plymouth MI 48170
Troy Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm | Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed
4000 Livernois Rd. Troy MI 48098