Daniel Sharp

Battery Instructor

Mr. Daniel Sharp is currently in his 9th year teaching, and his 3rd year as the Percussion Director at Akins High School in Austin, TX.  Prior to Akins Mr. Sharp taught at Jourdanton HS (2016-2018) and Kerr MS/Burleson Centennial HS (2012-2016).

Mr. Sharp’s percussionists have enjoyed success in many facets of the percussion world.  His students from Kerr Middle School won WGI Scholastic Open Class with Burleson Centennial High School in 2017, and finished in 6th place in WGI Scholastic World Class in 2018 & 2019.  The Jourdanton High School Percussion Section went undefeated in the Fall of 2016 and 2017, and performed in the Lila Cockrell Theater as part of the 2018 TMEA Honor Band.  Akins HS won their division at both Thunder in the Hills (Dripping Springs) and South Texas Classic (Brandeis) Drumline Contests in 2019.

Mr. Sharp graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a bachelors degree in Music Education in 2011.  He marched AI Indoor Drumline in 2006 & 2007, and the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and 2009.  Mr. Sharp has taught tenors at Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps (2012), 5Points Percussion (2017), and Rhythmic Force Percussion (2018-2021).

Originally from Scotland, Mr. Sharp moved to Central Texas in 2001.  His family has since moved back to Scotland, but the high level of music education and community support in Texas has kept him here for good.  Daniel is thrilled to be back with the Crossmen in a teaching capacity!