Daniel Seriff was born and raised near Charlotte, NC. Exposed to a diverse catalog of music from an early age, at thirteen he purchased his first guitar and began cultivating a passion for the instrument and learning a wide range of music. After studying privately with a variety of teachers he was honored by being accepted into University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as a high school senior. After freshman year in the jazz studies program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Daniel returned to UNCSA. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance, studying the classical and jazz idioms.
Daniel studied privately with many instructors, including: Tom Quayle, Gerald Klickstein, Scott Sawyer, Chris Parrello, Brian Seeger, Ralph Bowen, and Eric Gales. He has attended master classes with: Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, John Pattituci, Bill Stewart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Russell Mallone, Joe Beck, Manuel Barrueco, Branford Marsalis, Steve Vai, Mark Lettieri, Tom Quayle, Andy Wood, Paul Gilbert, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Andrew York, and many others.
Touring nationally, Daniel has played at venues and music festivals, including: The Ravinia Festival, National Guitar Workshop, Manteo Festival Park, Berklee School of Music, RBC Center, and many more. He has shared the stage with Blues Traveler, Edwin McCain, Delbert McClinton, Ike Stubblefield, The Lee Boys, Big Daddy Love, Jeff Sipe, Oteil and Kofi Burbridge, Bob Margolin, George Porter Jr., Steve Rothery, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Roosevelt Collier, Laximikant Doshi, Guarang Doshi, Shane Pruitt, Lacy Green, and Sammy Shelor.
As a clinician, Daniel has presented with world renowned musicians such as Steven Rothery, Mike Steinel, and Andrew York at: The British Guitar Academy, Charlotte Guitar Festival, UNCSA, Guilford College, Guitarganza, and The National Guitar Workshop. He currently teaches at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC; UNCSA Summer Session; Industries For The Blind; as well as privately and via Skype, at his state of the art studio in Winston-Salem, NC.
He is working as a session musician and sideman for artists locally and nationally, also as a producer, and engineer. Daniel’s passion as an instructor and performer continually inspires him to seek opportunities to cultivate his knowledge and creativity. Daniel’s forthcoming solo record is due out in 2015, featuring Jeff Sipe, Taylor Lee, Michael Kinchen, and several other soon to be announced artists. He is currently writing his first instructional book/DVD/download/jamtrack package and plans to release a subscription service from this website in the coming months.