just back from colorado!

I just returned from a fabulous trip to Colorado where I taught some workshops with students of my great friend, Amanda Thompson.  Amanda is the percussion faculty at Western State College in Gunnison, CO, and the Middle School Band Director at the Crested Butte Community School.  The students were all great and very receptive to learning about Indian music. We also got three fantastic days of skiing in at Mt. Crested Butte.  Even though it was the last week of the season, there was plenty of snow fall and even some sun shine to go with it.

So now I'm home in Ann Arbor, with lots on the books for the next few months.  There are some shows coming up in April with Sum Kali, an Indian Music ensemble, at both Crazy Wisdom Tearoom and the Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Center.  May is going to b a very exciting month, with plenty of shows with Sari Brown, The New Green, and a CD release party with Jamie Register & the Glendales.  Please check out the events page of my website for more info.


Dan Piccolo

Dan Piccolo is a drummer, percussionist and composer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has performed, taught, and studied internationally during his twenty-year professional career. Dan holds both a BM in Percussion Performance and a MM in Improvisation from the University of Michigan School of Music, and he began his doctoral studies at U of M in 2012. 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. Dan is also an active educator, teaching a broad range of percussion instruments in private and classroom settings. He is currently the director of the World Percussion Ensemble at the University of Michigan.