Daniel James (Kumar) is a native resident of the Tri-Valley, who has spent most of his years living in Pleasanton. At the age of 15- following his newfound interest in its sound- he first started playing guitar. After countless hours and late nights of practicing on his electric, he decided to buy his first acoustic and broaden his passion for the instrument. Since then, he has taken it up as his preference, primarily for its range of styles and powerful solo sound. After exhaustively reasearching techniques and theory in lessons and at school, playing shows and competitions in and around town, and collaborating with various artists, he is now working as an acoustic instructor who is eager to share all his knowledge with anyone who is willing to learn.