Danny has extensive experience as a Brass Wind and Bass Guitar player and teacher, a band leader, and a Ukulele player/teacher. He first played with the Waikato Symphony Orchestra in 1968, after a time playing in the 3rd Battalion , Auckland Regimental( Territorial Army) band as 1st Trumpet and currently plays with the Hamilton Big Band.(trombone) He has been an in-school music teacher and served as guest player and mentor with the United Youth Orchestra. Danny established the current Ukulele program at WCSM and incorporated Ukulele into the Concert Band. He frequently performs in retirement homes, care facilities and dementia units, and engage in music with those with I.H. (mostly Downs Syndrome) in residential homes.