Daniel Hyams is a native of London, England. Daniel’s education background includes research in social sciences, and has developed programs and research specialising in youth issues. Daniel completed his dissertation towards a PhD in Social Sciences at Lesley University, Cambridge MA, USA. His dissertation is entitled ‘Music Therapy as an Intermodal Practice: Clients and Therapists Perspectives’, later edited for publication. In late 2014, Daniel published his first book with Scholars Press.
Daniel piloted a project funded by the UK National Health Service for families with children with special needs. This project was included in a special compendium commissioned by the United Nations involving the collection of global music based projects that promote social inclusion: 2011 United Nations Compendium ‘Music As A Global Resource’. A follow up article was published in Fall 2015: 2015 United Nations Compendium ‘Music As A Global Resource‘. On May 29, 2015, Daniel was an invited delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, as part of an international meeting pertaining to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the World Programme for Action for Youth (WPAY).
Daniel is an established and an award-winning entrepreneur, with an interest for ensuring that music therapy is a universal service, accessible by all members of our community. Daniel is also interested in working with other small business owners and creating a collaborative and inclusive approach to commerce. As a social researcher, Daniel collaborates with international Think Tank’s and Non-Government-Organisations to provide policy analysis and data collection towards national Government agenda.