Danae Greenfield is a pianist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. As a mere 18-month-old, her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single octave toy keyboard given to her by her parents. Playing this color-coded keyboard marked the start of Danae’s pursuit of music. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons, switching to jazz at the age of 12.
After graduating from Newport High School in 2013, Danae moved across the country to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on a full tuition scholarship. While in Boston, Danae had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. She has performed in venues such as the Paramount Theater, The Wilbur Theatre, the Golden State Theatre, and Tula’s Jazz Club, among others. Danae graduated from Berklee with a Bachelors of Music Degree in Performance and Professional Music in May 2017, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY, where she aims to develop her sound as a pianist and performer of creative music.
Furthermore, Danae has been teaching children and adults piano, ranging from ages 6 to 72, for the past three years. She was also a summer camp counselor in Seattle for 5 years (2010-2015) where she worked with children ages 5-13 in groups of five or more, as well as on an individual level. Danae is ecstatic to be involved, upon moving to Brooklyn, with Keys to Success, where she will continue giving lessons to children of all ages and fostering their growth as young pianists.