Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Danielle's passion for music was apparent at a young age. She grew up playing piano and singing in choirs and took up the violin at the age of thirteen. “I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do, taking on the violin later than most, but I seemed to take to it quickly and, thanks to an incredible teacher and the support of my family, I was able to dive in, joining my first orchestra after only a few weeks of lessons.”
Danielle went on to study classical violin at Queen's University, joining the Kingston Symphony in her second year. Her first venture into other genres came with a summer job performing variety shows with The Blazing Fiddles. Her ability to flip from classical to fiddle to show tunes and jazz was honed during her nine years with the group. After graduation, she became a full time member of the Kingston Symphony, started a studio for private violin lessons and became the conductor for The Kingston A Strings and Youth Strings. She also began playing with bands including Boru's Harp (Celtic), Calamity Janes (folk rock) and Hoppipolla (ambient rock). She is frequently called upon to do studio work for bands of all genres including The Glorious Sons, The Gertrudes, Kasador, A Choir of Ghosts, Megan Hamilton, Kris and Dee, Ianspotting, and most recently with Chris Koster of The Glorious Sons.
Danielle began writing her own music in 2005. Her first album STRING THEORY, released in 2014, is an amalgamation of all of her musical experiences and is performed live alongside films created by nine Kingston filmmakers.