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My name is Danny Palese, I am a guitarist/singer in NYC, and I have an immense passion for playing music. I grew up in Tarrytown, NY with music all around me; my father played guitar and would lead sing-alongs at every holiday gathering. From age 12 on, I have rarely been seen without a guitar in my hand. My desire to perform propelled me through school at Marymount Manhattan College, where I graduated with a BA in Theater and Minor in Musical Theater.


I began my career as an Early Childhood Musician/Teacher by leading music and art classes at Baby Moves NYC, where I came to meet Ruark! I was greatly inspired by the sheer energy of Ruark's classes, as well as his wonderful song repertoire. I am very honored to be a part of  Roots With Ruark, and look forward to being a part of the music-making excitement!
In addition to leading Roots with Ruark classes, I currently teach at Launch Math and Science Center, where I developed a math program for Toddlers that utilizes music and movement.


Thanks for stopping by! Check out my website for even more info!


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