Mrs. McDaniel earned her degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Music and Ithaca College. She has been teaching at Guilford since 1994. Mrs. McDaniel is in charge of teaching the instrumental music classes, band and strings. She studied clarinet with Baltimore Symphony players: Chris Wolfe (1983-87) Steve Barta (1987-1991) Ed Palanker (coachings). She also studied with Sidney Forrest (1991-2008) Michal Galvan (1999-2001).
In the evenings and on weekends, she performs extensively with different orchestras in the local Baltimore/Washington Area, including Prince Georges Philharmonic, Londontowne Symphony (MD), Loudoun Symphony (VA), and Metropolitan Orchestra at Montgomery College, Rockville. She also performs in chamber groups and at Toby's dinner theater.