Percussionist Dan Piccolo has performed, taught, and studied internationally during his twenty-year professional career. He is currently the Assistant Director of Percussion at the University of Tennessee at Martin's College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Dan holds both a DMA and BM in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and during his Master's studies in U of M's Jazz Department he focused on improvisation. Since 2005 he has studied tabla in intermittent trips to Varansi, India, as a disciple of Pandit Kuber Nath Mishra. Dan performs regularly throughout the US and abroad in a wide variety of settings. He is also an active educator, teaching a broad range of percussion instruments in private and classroom settings.