About Me

Daniel Benitez playing the guitar in Rota (Cádiz), Spain
Daniel Benitez Perez was born in Rota, a quaint, little town in the province of Cadiz, Spain. He began playing the guitar at the age of seven and what began as a hobby blossomed into something so much more: a way of life.

He studied music, majoring in the guitar, at the Professional Conservatory of Music Joaquin Villatoro in Jerez de la Frotnera, Spain and the higher Conservatory of Music Manuel Castillo in Seville, Spain.

During his studies in Jerez, Daniel began to feel passion for flamenco music. That fire guided him to study with the renowned flamenco guitarists Manuel Lozano “El Carbonero” and Pedro Carrasco Romero “Periquín Niño Jero”.

Daniel gave his first concert at 14 years old, after which he has performed in cities like Jerez, Malaga, Granada, Madrid, Barcelona (in Spain), Frankfurt (Germany) and Atlanta, Charleston, and Miami (in the USA).

“Life has taken me to the United States, and this was the biggest change that I needed to be able to dedicate myself to my passion, that is none other than the guitar.”

Everything he has learned during those formative years he transmits to his students in every class he teaches. Daniel has given classes in classical and flamenco guitar in Spain, Germany, and now in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). The fusion of these countries has allowed him to be influenced by international artists and different styles of music from across the world.