PHOTO Daniel La France

Daniel La France



Daniel La France is a performer and educator based in Burbank. He is a freelance percussionist, performing with orchestras across Southern California, including the West Coast Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Colburn Symphony, and the Downey Symphony. He also performs regularly with community ensembles and church choir orchestras. As an educator, he has coached drum lines at Pasadena City College, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Crescenta Valley High School. He began his orchestral percussion studies at Pasadena City College under instructors Robin Sharp and Nicholas Stoup. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge where he studied under John Magnussen, winning the 2015 concerto competition at the university. He recently completed graduate studies at UCLA, where he studied under Theresa Dimond, Gregory Goodall, and Raynor Carroll.