Daniel Akira Stadnicki

Daniel Akira Stadnicki Photo Credit: Janelle Dudzic
Region: Edmonton AB
Generation: Yonsei
Born 1984, York, Ontario


Daniel Akira Stadnicki is an award-winning, mixed Asian-Canadian drummer, scholar, and popular music educator based in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) with strong family ties to the Japanese community of Hamilton, Ontario. Specializing in adapted drum kit for a wide range of global folk, roots, and traditional artists—including Farhad KosraviJaron Freeman-FoxSpencer MurrayDana WylieT. BuckleyDaniel GervaisBraden Gates, among others—Daniel Akira also holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Alberta. Currently, he is serving as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Music+Sound Studies at McGill University and teaches drumming performance at MacEwan University. As an author, Daniel has published in The Drummers Journal, the Journal of Popular Music Education (JPME) (2017), and served as co-editor for The Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit (2021), a special issue on ‘Drum Kit Studies’ for the JPME (2021), and a forthcoming issue in MUSICultures on Anti-Racist Pedagogies (2023). For more information, please visit www.danielstadnicki.com for a list of ongoing musical projects, drumming scholarship, and upcoming performances. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan.stad/ 

Artist Statement

Music is a Ladder for the Soul

TAGS: Drum Music | |

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