About DMF

Daniel’s Music Foundation was founded in 2006 by the Trush Family to empower individuals with disabilities through music, after one of five undetected brain aneurysms burst inside their son Daniel’s head. Today, we serve thousands of individuals – locally at our 8,700 square-foot music center in NYC, and nationally through the DMF Online Community. Our mission is to provide a comfortable, educational, and social environment in which individuals of all abilities can enjoy, learn, and practice the joy of music together.

Through our Disability Awareness platform, which includes presentations about differences, our global award show - The Danny Awards, and our record label - Just Call Me By My Name®, we are challenging stereotypes about individuals with disabilities and working to build a more inclusive society for all. As an organization, we are passionately committed to changing perception and diminishing isolation for individuals with disabilities. As a firm believer that music is a right rather than a privilege, all proceeds from the DMF Shop will directly support free music programs for individuals with disabilities and our label artists.


Thank you for your support! 


To learn more about Daniel’s Music Foundation please visit: www.danielsmusic.org
Ken Trush standing next to his son Daniel Trush in an open field at Woodstock. They are wearing T-shirts which say "Just Call Me By My Name"

Daniel and Ken Trush, Co-Founders