A unique blend of audience participation, high energy music, information and humor. Brent creates an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance that will capture the imaginations of your audience (and your faculty, too)!
Brent Daniels is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer and recording artist who uses the latest in music technology to sculpt sound and create music.
Music Technology is a fantastic way to deliver various messages to your students! Using a digital sampling keyboard workstation, master-level musicianship and a blend of high energy music, audience participation, information and humor, Brent Daniels creates an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance that will capture the imaginations of your elementary, middle or high school audience (and your faculty, too)!
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.
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.
As a music producer, composer and sound designer, Brent Daniels' music can be heard currently in many trailers for movies such as Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, and Transformers: The Last Knight. Brent’s music has also been used in TV shows such as Shameless, Mad Men and Burn Notice, and feature films including The Lake House and Charlie’s Angels. As a film composer, his original electronic soundtrack for the award-winning independent feature film A Lonely Place For Dying, with Academy Award™ nominee James Cromwell 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.
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
This assembly was one of the best assemblies we have had at our school. Brent Daniels captivated an audience of 600+ students showing them how music technology is fun and can be easily done by anyone. He shared apps that are accessible for students and families. Brent sent an important message to students relating music technology to science, math, reading, etc. At the end of the show Brent involved everyone in the audience so the entire student body felt as though they had a part in making the song. Thanks again! We hope to have the Music Technology show back at our school in the future.
Linda Lane - Teacher
Jack Jackter IM
Several staff members came up to me saying this was the best Main Event they have seen at our program in 4 years. It was beyond anything we could have hoped for. All of the staff and students alike were up and dancing, participating, and engaged in the performance the entire time. Brent was great with the students on stage and had an appropriate sense of humor with them. He was kind and professional with me and the other staff members as well. I would definitely hire him again next summer. Thank you for the show!
Rachael O'Neill - Director of Programming
Explo at Wheaton
Thank you, again, for two great shows. I’ve gotten wonderful feedback. Our students and staff enjoyed your high energy performance. We also appreciated the message and the role that education plays into your success. It was great for our students to hear!
Tiffany Drain - Counselor
Brent Daniels did a phenomenal job last week at the assembly, kids and faculty alike were applauding and thoroughly enjoyed him! Thank you for the recommendation.
Lisa Baker - Cultural Arts
Thanks again for this morning's awesome shows. The kids, the staff, everyone had a blast. As I left the building, several teachers congratulated me profusely for my choice. This was all due to your great talent and we (I) really appreciated your sharing it! Warmest wishes for continued success in all your artistic efforts. Thanks to you too Whitney for organizing it all.
Antonella Ligotino – Cultural Arts
Asher Holmes ES
The nature of the program leaves children wanting more. He respected our students and seemed to really enjoy their actions and reactions. He was encouraging and motivated for our students. After his visits MANY students told stories of actually using Garage Band and creating their own sound mixes.
Kim Smith - Teacher/Assembly Coordinator
Delta-Peach Bottom ES
Brent Daniels was energetic, engaging, and highly knowledgeable. The assembly was action packed from start to finish! Mr. Daniels has a great presentation style and sense of humor. He really got the students involved and held their attention. "Put your hands up!" if you had a blast with Brent Daniels and Music Technology!
Janine Wettstone - Special Education Paraeducator
Delta-Peach Bottom ES
Mr. Daniels was very entertaining. The students were very focused on him and what he had to say the entire time. I thought he spoke appropriately that every student would be able to understand what he was presenting. I know the students enjoyed the assembly! Thank you for visiting our school.
Ashley Glover - Teacher
Delta-Peach Bottom ES
Excellent program. A lot of students told me that they considered this program their best assembly this year. Would recommend this program for other schools to consider.
James Withrow - Music Teacher
Delta-Peach Bottom ES
I just wanted to personally thank you for coming out to our school today. This is actually my first year teaching, and to say I've been struggling with motivating the kids in music (especially the 6th grade boys) would be an understatement. But to see the way all of my students were so engaged with your program this afternoon practically brought tears to my eyes. Now hopefully they don't expect a performance like that every music class, but I think they will be a little more inspired to do well. So thank you, for not only motivating my students, but also re-energizing my love and passion for teaching children music.
Kiera Kradzinski - Music Teacher
Octorara Intermediate School
Brent's Show is probably the best show we've ever had here. I've been planning assemblies for 20 years. He engages the audience and creates a unique piece of art every time. The students love it and the staff are always amazed by it. Thanks Brent and Academic Entertainment.
Carolyn Vierkorn - Music Therapist
Wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed you today. The kids and staff were raving about you and all you did. I posted on our school page to share with the parents.
Jennifer Hughes - Teacher/PTO
Elizabeth Avenue School
I wish I could have Brent Daniels come every year. The kids love him, the show is engaging, and it is so obvious how passionate he is about his work. The show introduces kids to a new way to think about music.
Linda Trainor - Assembly Coordinator
West Freehold School
Students and teachers loved this show, which was both educational and entertaining. All of the teachers want Brent back next year.
Elissa Germaine - PTA
Bedford Road School
Brent Daniels is a true professional, from set-up to tear-down, his one-man presentation is the best -- efficient, reasonable-cost, relative to students, entertaining, engaging, and educational. Would love to have him return in five years (for a new set of students), and I would recommend him to any school administrator.
Bruce Jennings - Principal
Brent Daniels of Music Technology, yet again, delivered a high energy, interactive, humorous and educational experience for our students!
Dana Santarella - Cultural Arts Chair
Short Hills, NJ
Thank you for an outstanding presentation. Your high energy and great talent with music managed to have every student and teacher engaged and enjoying the show. Your red ribbon message was perfect to celebrate our week long celebration of “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free”! I enjoyed working with you and Academic Entertainment. Working with Academic Entertainment was easy and would definitely recommend! Thank you.
Donna Zinn - School Nurse
South Lebanon ES
We had an amazing time and he was great! The students were engaged and had lots of fun. Looking forward to next years performance, Brent was amazing! We at I.S. 281 were so impressed at what one keyboard could do and the sound was incredible. Thank you so much!
Christine DiMatteo - Parent Coordinator
Brent did a great job explaining how sounds and words can become music. It was a fun, informative assembly which the students and staff enjoyed!
Cynthia Hoenes-Saindon - PTO
Stony Brook ES
We LOVED Brent Daniels. All the kids LOVED Brent Daniels. I highly recommend him. He really is amazing and positive with the kids and is great at explaining what he is teaching. All the kids were blown away and some thought it was the best assembly they had ever seen. So very pleased to have him come. Thank you for finding great talent.
Susan Wagner - Assembly Chair
Thank you for visiting our school this afternoon. The students will be talking about you and your show for a long time. You kept our teachers entertained with your talent and humor. Your name is buzzing right now and I wish I knew how many kids went home to play Garage Band after school. We really appreciate the fun program. You are the best assembly we have had here!