Danny is a music therapist, educator and producer living in Istanbul, Turkey. He was born in Los Angeles and grew up between the United States and Turkey. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2008 with a degree in Music Therapy, and has since been working in Istanbul with child growth and development, adult psychiatric health, and trauma rehabilitation for refugees. He has facilitated workshops at various universities, symposiums and festivals, and is an internationally published co-author. Danny is one of the pioneers of music therapy in Turkey, and is well-known for his work across Istanbul and other cities.
He plays a wide range of instruments, including the guitar, percussion, piano, bass, drums, harmonica, vocals and bağlama. He is fascinated by the music created by others during music-making activities, and has become an expert in guiding individuals and groups through improvised playing. Using a blend of client-centered, cognitive behavioral and existential philosophy, Danny has worked with people from a wide range of ages and cultural differences. Utilizing his many years of experience, he is an effective facilitator for individual and group sessions, harnessing the elements of music to bridge cultures and divides. He also has an effective model for working online, taking into consideration worldwide pandemic conditions.
In his spare time, Danny enjoys producing music, and is currently working on his second release following “Ether”. Aside from music, he is also an enthusiastic photographer, reader/writer, website designer and family man. He is formerly known as Danny Sunshine Lundmark.