Danielle Bayert was born and raised in Wyoming and began playing tenor saxophone at the age of twelve. During her high school years, Ms. Bayert played in the all-state band, taught herself piano, served as the drum major during marching band season, and studied jazz improvisation with her mentor, Mr. Tracy Pfau.
In 2001, Ms. Bayert graduated from Casper College in Casper, Wyoming with an associate's degree in woodwind performance. Upon graduation, she moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue further studies in jazz and a degree in music education. In the spring of 2005, she graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in music education, with an emphasis in instrumental music.
In fall of 2005, Ms. Bayert began teaching elementary general music the the Jeffco Public Schools District. She currently teaches grades K-6 at Kendrick Lakes Elementary School in Lakewood, Colorado. Danielle fervently studies music curriculum and loves to learn from master teachers. She has studied Orff methodology with Barbara Grenoble and Kodaly methodology with Jo Kirk.
Ms. Bayert also continues to play jazz on her tenor saxophone and doubles on flute and clarinet.