Daniel Ward teaches ukulele in Los Angeles, California at U-Space and McCabes Guitar Shop as well as at festivals across the country, including the Reno Ukulele Festival, Wine Country Ukulele Festival, Port Townsend WA Ukulele Retreat, Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival, the Kerville Texas Folk Festival, Mighty Uke day in Lansing Michigan, and the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Festival in Durango just to name a few. Internationally he has taught and played in countries from Mexico to China, and recently performed at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britian. In 2015 he released his first solo ukulele album, “EL UKULELE’, as well as co-authoring “COLOR-ALONG UKULELE”, an illustrated method book for all ages. His most recent book release is the celebrated “ARPEGGIO MEDITATIONS FOR UKULELE”, a method book for fingerstyle made up of musical etudes.
Daniel’s unique style is a product of a lifetime career as a versatile guitarist. Known primarily for his virtuosic command of flamenco and Latin styles, he has toured with renowned dance companies including Maria Benitez, Yjastros, and Dance España as well as world tours with pop-phenomenon Ottmar Liebert. His skills on the electric guitar in jazz, rock and world styles have taken him to the Telluride Jazz Festival with his group Caribe, and his playing can be heard on Robbie Robertson’s “Music For The Native Americans”. His own award-winning guitar album “After The Storm” is in its fourth reprinting.
Besides performing, Daniel has been a commissioned composer for string quartets, piano pieces and works for guitar and ukulele. He loves teaching students of all ages and abilities, and has spent 20 years teaching public school guitar programs, advanced college flamenco courses, recreational music for adults and pre-school early childhood classes.