Dana began his solo career during a two-year world-record canoe trip from Canada to Brazil. During a stop in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dana performed his first formal concert at The University of West Indies. A few months later, Dana's second performance was held at a small restaurant in the city of Belem, Brazil. Soon after his return from South America, Dana won the Senior Classical Guitar category of the Manitoba Music Festival and he has continued to develop his skills from that time. Dana has attended master classes held by world-renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, and taken lessons from John Sutherland, David Brandon, and Norbert Kraft. Dana's music is available on iTunes – three albums spanning Renaissance, Spanish, and Baroque styles.