me

(musician, mentor, speaker, father, husband, cook…among other things)

Professional background

I have over 20 years of experience as a musician, mentor and speaker, travelling and touring the world and living in four different countries. This long journey opened both my eyes and my heart in ways I couldn’t imagine before.

After being a truly terrible student in high school, I received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest distinction). I then became involved in the creation and production of artistic and educational projects across the US, UK, Spain and Israel. I’m a longtime collaborator with world-renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter and have played a leading role in producing Hofesh’s major productions and tours around the world. Currently I am involved as the percussion player of Akram Khan’s new full length dance piece – Until The Lions.

I’ve delivered workshops, master classes and talks in the US, UK, Spain, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. I was a featured speaker at TEDx Jaffa 2012. I currently play as a member of the trio After They Left, an adventurous experimental musical project.

Other things you might want to know…

I am father to two crazy little creatures. Raising them is the most amazing and the most challenging experience of my life.

For some reason I often like to be loud, but one of the best experiences I ever had in life was a silent retreat I did in India.

I am truly in love with my wife (I mean that!).

I’ve always connected and cherished teachers focused on the HOW more than the WHAT.

I like being alone. I need it. I’m what people call an introvert.

I’ve discovered that all the conflicts in our crazy, beautiful world start with the power of a thought, and that we have the power to decide whether we engage with a thought or not. This is why I now choose my thoughts carefully and encourage the same in others.

Photography ⓒ Danilo Moroni