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Dan Watson

Beginner Conducting

Suitable for Key Stages 1 - 5

A discussion and practical workshop for new conductors, covering:

  • Where to begin
  • Clear beating patterns
  • Ideas on score preparation
  • Rehearsal techniques

Be prepared to discuss ideas and to conduct each other as you join in with your instrument

Intermediate Conducting

Suitable for Key Stages 1 - 5

A discussion and practical workshop for experienced conductors, to:

  • Reinforce conducting communication through clarity of beating and gestural language
  • Explore ideas on score preparation and developing expectation
  • Develop rehearsal technique and getting the most from your students

Be prepared to discuss ideas and to conduct each other as you join in with your instrument

Dan Watson is a freelance conductor who regularly works with numerous orchestras across the Midlands including as principal conductor of the Leicester-Shire Schools Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016 Dan was featured in the BBC series All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, as conductor of The People's Orchestra. The program, designed to inspire and promote amateur music making, reflects many of Dan's continued aims as a conductor, to bring together professionals and community musicians alike, culminating in high standard performances and rewarding life experiences.

Additionally, Dan plays saxophone and regularly tours with the two-tone era tribute act, Skabucks.

Partners

  • Arts
    70th Logo
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain