Dan is a passionate teacher with a drive for results.

Dan has a wealth of teaching experience, ranging from his days as musical director of Douglas Town Training Band to his present state as a private tutor in and around Manchester. In addition, Dan is a tutor with In Harmony (Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), the Scouts Association (3rd Davyhulme) and a member of the Practice Department at Chetham’s School of Music.

Dan is fully qualified to teach all brass instruments, including trumpet, trombone, horn and even tuba! Music theory tuition is also available. Dan has a full DBS Certificate and is confident teaching all ages, from Early Years to Adults – its never too late to learn! Dan is registered to enter pupils for ABRSM practical graded examinations. Take a look at some testimonials for Dan’s tuition below.


“I always look forward to classes with Dan because of his professional and thoughtful teaching style. I took up the trumpet a few years ago, and to get me off the mark my wife bought me two lessons with Dan. That meeting proved to be the start of a wonderful learning experience, which has helped me make significant progress towards my personal brass goals. I have always found Dan to be a champion for the joy of both playing and teaching music. He takes every opportunity to encourage a practical and theoretical understanding of your instrument and the music. He is particularly keen on ensuring the basics are established early and refreshed with regular practice. I find it encouraging to see Dan follow his own advice of ‘practice makes perfect’!” – Karl Kuma

“Dan’s teaching is excellent and is tailored to my goals. In my first 2 years with Dan I passed grade 1 and 2 and was at a sufficient level to join a local training brass band. Dan is very professional in the way he carries out his lessons and business administration. He is flexible with lesson times. He’s also a really nice friendly bloke!” – Helen Orme


Lessons are offered with highly competitive rates and can take place in the comfort of your own home, so travel is not an issue! Please visit the Contact section of the website to register your interest!

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