Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music


Daniel Blank


I started playing the violin at age 9 and continued playing classical music all through school. I have continued with classical studies, but my musical interests now cover a wide range. After many years of playing Rock and Pop in the Northwest and Alaska, I moved to Nashville, where I spent 10 years touring around the country with such artists as Tanya Tucker, Johnny Paycheck and Trick Pony. I have also performed many times on the Grand Ole Opry stage, live and on television broadcasts. In 2005 I moved back home to Southern California, where I I currently coach at Mission Viejo HS, Trabuco Hills HS and La Paz intermediate school. I also teach privately at home and at Kenny’s Music in Dana Point. When I’m not teaching I perform occasionally at Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland and around Southern California with various bands at concerts in the park and private corporate events playing anything from string quartets to square dances and jazz to country.