Music Technology with Brent Daniels shows students the important relationship between the technology they have in their classrooms or at home and the creation of the music and sounds they hear on their iPods and on TV, in movies and video games. Student volunteers will participate in the program to help Brent create unique on-the-spot sounds and by the end of the show, an original song that will raise the roof! You will be amazed at the way Brent relates to students by bringing out the eager musician in each of them.
A passionate advocate for education, Brent uses his Music Technology program as a vehicle for delivering an important message: how important a student's education, great study habits and positive decision-making are for his or her success in life and any career. Educators across all subjects, from music, to science, math, history and more will return to the classroom from Brent's show with a wealth of material for discussion with their students.
As a working producer and composer, Brent Daniels' music can be heard in many current TV shows (Mad Men, Burn Notice, The Real World) and in movies (Charlie's Angels, The Lake House, The Love Guru, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation). In 2011 his original electronic soundtrack for the award-winning independent feature film A Lonely Place For Dying, featuring Academy Award™ nominee James Cromwell (LA Confidential, The Artist, Babe), and Michael Wincott (The Crow, The Count Of Monte Cristo), won the jury award for excellence at the Park City Film music festival. As a performer and educator, Brent has hosted his Music Technology show at thousands of schools across the United States since 1993, consistently garnering rave reviews from well over a million students, parents and faculty.
OPTIONAL RED RIBBON ASSEMBLY - A 20 year music industry veteran, Brent has had personal experiences with drug and alcohol abuse through friends and colleagues, and can talk with students about the importance of making healthy choices.
Music Technology Workshops/Residencies - Music Technology workshops introduce students to the process of audio recording, sound design, music production, composition and mixing that is used to make the music they hear every day. Students will gain an understanding of how they might produce their own music and sound using the technology already in their lives, creating music on the spot with Brent Daniels. In this smaller-scale classroom format, even more students have a chance to participate in the process that Brent demonstrates in his full-scale school assembly. Brent's workshops are designed for a general student audience, grades K-8, no musical skills required. Have a music student audience or high school? Modifications of the format or content are possible.
Below is a testimonial from a school and their students written about Brent's show:
Once again almost every student that saw Brent's show thought it was the BEST assembly he/she had ever seen. Here are some student comments from 6th graders at Renner MS. All of these are the kids words. I did fix some spelling errors and added commas -sorry it's the English teacher in me!
“Brent Daniels is a good musician, and he inspired me to practice piano. I have been doing it for 6-7 years, and it has been a pain. Now, I want to practice! He is so COOL!”
“I found myself smiling and laughing throughout the show. His music was amazing! I would love to see him perform again!”
“His performance was awesome! He kept us on the edge of our seats with his music and sound effects. He is a musical genius!”
“Brent Daniels was amazing. He influenced us to try to follow in his footsteps. His performance was spectacular.”
“This is a type of music I never heard before, but I enjoyed him very much.
"I think it was a great experience. I hope to see him next year. He’s the best!"
Thanks for working with our schedule. Please let me know if he is coming to Texas next year, so I can book the show again!
Renner Middle School