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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.