A DMF partipicant plays maracas while a sitting parent claps along
A DMF participant raises their drum sticks in the air while a parent smiles at them
DMF Artistic Director Gerry sings with a DMF participant
A joyful DMF participant makes the peace sign with their fingers

Disability AwarenessThink differently about disability

Through the universal language of music, we can challenge stereotypes about individuals with disabilities and build a more inclusive society for all.

The programChanging perceptions through the power of music and stories

We share personal stories, videos, and music to encourage people to see the ability in disability. This interactive presentation can be customized to meet your needs, with optional follow-up presentations on topics like assistive technology.

Daniel and Ken Trush give a Disability Awareness presentation. Ken points to a screen with information about assistive technology

Corporations & Organizations

By sharing insights from our community and exploring topics like brand loyalty, greater market reach, and untapped workforce potential, we help organizations realize why disability should be a core part of their DEI efforts.

  • 30 - 60 minutes
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • In-person or online


Everyone had a blast and walked away with a totally refreshed outlook on diversity and inclusion. We can’t thank you enough for welcoming us in.
Microsoft logo

Bank of America

Thanks to Daniel, Carla, and Ken for your wonderful presentation to our team. You have provided food for thought here, and a genuine interest to continue involvement in Daniel’s Music!
Bank of America logo
A circle of students play a large drum with drum sticks

Schools & Educational Programs

For students from Pre-K to college, we customize our presentations to promote compassion, understanding, and acceptance. We help students realize that differences should be celebrated.

  • 30 - 60 minutes
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Ages 3 and older

The Browning School

Daniel and his colleagues are incredibly engaging and warm with the students, and they did a fantastic job customizing their message and presentation to various age groups.
 The Browning School logo


All our students were deeply moved ... I am always so happy and excited to see you and to feel the uplifting energy of Daniel’s Music which comes through so fully, even on Zoom!
Juilliard logo

To help build a more inclusive society, we don’t charge for our program.

Some organizations simply say “thank you.” Others make cash or in-kind donations to help us make a greater impact in our community. We appreciate all.

Our philosophyJust Call Me By My Name

Inspired by our experiences and brought to life in one of Daniel’s original songs, Just Call Me By My Name helps us break the cycle of defining people by their disabilities.

  1. Respect and appreciate each individual’s talent and ability.
  2. Celebrate the differences that make each of us unique.
  3. Call everyone by their name.

Past participantsCreating a more inclusive world, one organization at a time

  • Bank of America logo
  • Basic/Dept logo
  • The Brick Church School logo
  • The Browning School logo
  • The Dalton School logo
  • Image of a stylized lion in a crest, with HM above it. Next to the image are the words Horace Mann School, with the latin "Magna est veritas el pracvalet" below it.
  • Juilliard logo
  • Luckie logo
  • The Orchard logo
  • Image of a blue cloud with the word "Salesforce" inside it.
  • Image of a stylized spiral "S" formed by a series of three colored lines, with the word "Stagwell" next to it.

Want to help spread the word?

Spread awareness with our On-Demand videos, which include stories celebrating differences, songs from the heart, musician interviews, and more.