I began taking piano lessons at age six after my mother discovered that I could play the songs she was teaching my older brother. I continued lessons (piano and organ) for the next 18 years. I started accompanying school choirs in 5th grade and continued that into my college years as well. When I entered junior high, I wanted to be in the band and orchestra so I started playing percussion. I loved marching band and was the drum major during my high school years. During college, I continued with piano and organ lessons and also took percussion and voice lessons. I played in the percussion ensemble, sang in college choirs, accompanied some of those choirs and played percussion in the marching band. Currently, in addition to teaching private lessons, I teach general music at Grace Christian School and am a substitute organist/pianist at area churches. I am married and have two married children and three grandchildren.
Mr. Daam has a BA in Music from Western Michigan University and has taken graduate level seminary courses and continuing education courses in elementary music education.
Mr. Daam has held full-time positions in churches overseeing youth and music ministries, taught elementary general music, worked with high school percussion sections and taught private piano and drum lessons. He has conducted vocal and hand chime choirs of all ages, directed contemporary worship bands and has directed and produced many programs and productions for children and adults. He has also judged students in national and regional competitions for 20 years in music, drama and dance.
Mr. Daam enjoys spending his spare time tending to his vegetable garden, antiquing, woodworking and playing with his grandchildren.