Teaching Award Recipient 

University of Toronto 2015-2016, students’ nominating letter excerpts…

  • “[Dani’s] ability to read musical situations and react in such a constructive way is unbelievable.”
  • “His musical perception is always so acute, whether he is an observer or a participant.”
  • “Dani’s enthusiasm is relentless and contagious.”
Teaching Evaluation Comments for Undergraduate & Graduate Courses
Designed & Taught by Dani Oore:

University of Toronto, 2017-2018

  • “One of the most musically rewarding experiences of my life.”
  • “I feel we have all grown and matured tremendously as musicians.”
  • “I would highly recommend this course to anyone.”
  • “It would be great to see this ensemble continued, I learned a lot.”

University of Toronto, 2016-2017

  • “. . . this course has been hugely valuable . . . ”
  • “Dani is an exceptional instructor and runs an incredible course . . . ”
  • “This ensemble is absolutely amazing.  Dani Oore is inspiring and creates an atmosphere of comfort and radical musical exploration, as well as self-exploration . . . ”
  • “Working with Dani Oore has been the highlight of my time at UofT.  I strongly recommend this be offered to all who are interested.  Not only has it enhanced me as a musician but has made me more aware of other aspects of life.”
  • “This ensemble allowed me to explore musical ideas and approaches I wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to explore.  I have grown as a musician because of Dani . . . ”
  • “This ensemble and all of its contents are Dani’s creation.  He creates an environment that promotes musicality, personal growth, and creating deep interpersonal connections.  This course has allowed me to think differently about various aspects of my life, not limited to music.  This ensemble has been one of my most formative experiences at UofT, and it is mostly due to Dani’s approach to teaching.  This experience couldn’t exist without him.”

University of Toronto, 2015-2016

  • “Amazing and profound experience . . .”
  • “Dani is the greatest teacher I have had during my time at UofT . . .”
  • “Profound experience.  Please bring Dani back next year to continue this work . . .”
  • “Dani is one of, if not the best teachers I’ve ever had.  This course has been the most rewarding ensemble course I’ve ever done.  If there is any course I will remember from this year it will be this one . . .”
  • “Very inspiring teaching . . . ”
  • “Dani is one of the most knowledgeable and inspiring ‘professors’ I’ve learned from . . .”
  • “Dani is an inspiring and insightful human being.  His ability to push students to try new things, and feel uncomfortable, in a safe environment is amazing . . .”

University of Toronto, 2014-2015

  • “Dani Oore is an inspiration and by far the teacher I’ve learned the most from at UofT.”
  • “. . . Very rewarding ensemble!”
  • “This ensemble was an amazing experience. I was consistently challenged and engaged.”
  • “Best course I’ve taken at this school by far”
  • “The best part of my entire educational experience through institutions was DOG [Dani Oore Games ensemble].  Thank you thank you thank you thank you”

University of Toronto, 2013-2014

  • “Being involved in DOG [Dani Oore Games] has been the most enlightening, positive experience of my time at U of T so far.”
  • “Dani is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He is passionate, creative and very engaging. I look forward to working w/ him next year.”
  • “Dani has been an inspiring teacher and I am incredibly pleased to have been exposed to his teachings.”
  • “It was an honour & pleasure to be part of D.O.G. (Dani Oore Games). Thank you for enriching my musical and educational experience. I will carry these lessons w/ me throughout my musical endeavours.”
  • “Dani did an amazing job running this ensemble, he put in a lot of work and it was rewarding for everyone involved.”
(Unsolicited) Letters of Thanks:

University of Sussex, 2018
Workshop attended by undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students in music, composition, theatre, and creative practice programs: 

  • “Thank you so much for your workshop yesterday. It was a very valuable experience for all of us. I really appreciated the time you took to debrief and get feedback after each exercise, and your energy in the workshop is a great combination of challenge and acceptance. I learned a lot. Thank you!”

Evelyn Ficarra, Head of Department of Music, University of Sussex 

Halifax Public Library, 2004
Public workshop-presentation attended by youth, seniors, and families:  

  • “Honestly, your opening puppet show was so funny that I would have been happy for you to continue on in that format.”
  • “. . . people commented the program was too short . . . We received lots of favourable comments from patrons.”

Cheryl Black, Programming Facilitatordani oore Library Thanks


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