About Our Instructors
Dani Armstrong has been seen singing, dancing and performing all over the world. She has had tremendous successes singing for such events as The Primetime Emmy’s Governor’s Ball, The Oscars Governor’s Ball, NFL Super Bowl VIP Party, and VH1 Top 20 Countdown, to name a few. Originally from Detroit Michigan, she was born to parents who are both musicians and it was clear from a young age Dani was a singer. When you hear her sing you will know why she is a force to be reckoned with. Since 2015, Dani has reached over 30 million viewers when a video of her singing at a rehearsal went viral. Since then, she has been asked to sing at some of the most elite events around the world. This viral video also led to her connection with internationally acclaimed Postmodern Jukebox!
While singing at the world famous Dave Koz Lounge at Spaghettini’s in Beverly Hills, Dani was seen by the Postmodern Jukebox manager and was quickly out on the road performing with “PMJ” as well as being featured in their popular YouTube videos. Dani has songs on three of their recent albums “Squad Goals”, “New Gramophone, Who Dis?”, and “The New Classics (Recorded Live)”. All three debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts! So far she has toured 39 states and 18 countries with PMJ!
Dani is also extremely proud of her 6 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan to sing for the men and women of the Armed Forces.
Some of my earliest memories are of watching musicians on TV. As long as I can remember I have always wanted to play the guitar. There is nothing else I have ever wanted to do. After starting school and seeing ‘the big kids’ play the acoustic guitar in the school assembly’s, that was all I could ask my parents for. At the age of seven my mother said that she would buy me a guitar if I could prove that I was serious about learning the guitar. So of course, I said yes!
The only catch was that the way I had to prove myself as a serious student was to take recorder lessons for two years, practicing regularly and taking part in school concerts. I remember the frustration of feeling so close to the guitar – after all I was still playing music every day – and somehow so far away. Two years to an impatient child was a long time. I stuck it out and the result of a little determination and desire to finally get my hands on a guitar were dramatic. After school, sometime in September 2000, my Mum took me to the town music shop, and she bought me my first guitar. Ever since holding it for the first time I could barely put it down.
The rest of my life has revolved around playing and learning everything about the guitar, and music, that I can get my hands on. I took advantage of all teachings and experiences throughout high school and this eventually led me to studying for my undergraduate degree at Leeds College of Music. In 2012 I graduated from the Jazz degree and whilst I was there I had the chance to work with some wonderful musicians and be taught by some very inspirational teachers and mentors. Jamie Taylor, Jamil Sheriff, Pete Sklaroff were just some of the people I had the chance to learn f