Keyboard, Piano, Theory

Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Daniel (Danny) Kavka is a keyboardist/singer with over 15 years of performing experience. Danny earned his Master’s Degree in Music from Bowling Green State University and has previously played in multiple bands including Cincinnati’s The Madisons and Cleveland’s Liquid Sunset. He was also the lead keyboardist in Toledo’s Game and Anime Music Ensemble (G.A.M.E.) Orchestra before moving to Austin, where he is now an active member of the musical community.

Danny specializes in pop and rock music, but has also taught blues, jazz, country, folk, soul, metal, and electronic styles. He uses a mix of structured method books to develop reading and technique, while also helping students learn how to play their favorite songs by ear. He helps students build their musical skills by emphasizing ear training, good practice habits, music theory, free improvisation, and style-specific patterns that will allow them to engage with their music on multiple levels. For younger students, Danny also incorporates games, composing new pieces, and singing.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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