Danai Udall grew up in Utah and began her music study at the age of 7. After a year, she began taking lessons from Ruth Barnes and studied with her until the age of eighteen. She participated in and received superior ratings at festivals such as Encore, Solo and Ensemble, and Quest. She placed first in several local competitions and performed often.
Beginning in 2005, Danai accompanied the middle school and high school choirs. Danai also served as a volunteer accompanist for her church.
In 2010, Danai was accepted into Brigham Young University as a music performance major with an emphasis on piano performance. She studied with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway. After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Philippines from 2013-2014, she returned and graduated with her Bachelors of Music.
In January 2016, Danai met her future husband Jared and they were married at the end of the year. That year, Danai was accepted into the Masters of Music program at Brigham Young University. She studied with Dr. Stephen Beus and graduated in April 2018.
During her time at Brigham Young University, Danai accompanied instrumentalists and vocalists for juries and competitions, played in a woodwind trio and string quartet, premiered new compositions by modern composers, premiered microtonal piano using Disklavier technology, judged community piano competitions, taught private and group piano lessons to undergraduates, and accompanied the Brigham Young University Women’s Chorus.
Danai now enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels to find their potential and passion for music. She believes in the value of traditional piano lessons while using technology to help facilitate modern students.