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Daniel Scott

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About Daniel

I'm a saxophone player available for classical and jazz gigs. Graduate of the Royal College of Music, 2020.
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Saxophonist
London

For me, it all started when I first heard the saxophone crooning the tune to Summertime, beautifully played by my secondary school music teacher during band rehearsal. From behind the piano where I was sat, I thought “Wow, now that’s what I want to play” – and the rest is history. Just four years later, I began my studies for a Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music, London with Kyle Horch as my saxophone tutor, where I was supported by an RCM scholarship. During my time there, I also studied piano with Kathron Sturrock and picked up the clarinet. My musical life was rich with quartet rehearsals, big band gigs, orchestral performances, and solo recitals. But perhaps my greatest highlight was being selected to go aboard to France with the RCM’s wind orchestra, where we had a week of rehearsals and a concert alongside students from the prestigious Paris Conservatoire, before returning to London for the second of two concerts. All in all, it was a fantastic experience! ​ Making music with other musicians is one of my favourite things to do, but there are few people I enjoy playing with more than those in my saxophone quartet. We have had some great experiences since getting together in our first year of university. We travelled to Denmark for the Nordic Saxophone Festival, to Crete for the Aegean International Arts Festival, we won the Launchpad prize in the RCM’s woodwind chamber competition twice in a row, and have performed at a number of renowned venues including the Royal Opera House and Cadogan Hall. ​In recent times, I have developed a passion for making classical music more accessible. This began through work I was involved with for dementia patients, from workshops with Teenage Cancer Trust, to a community project performance featuring over one hundred individuals at the V&A Museum, London in collaboration with the English National Opera. ​Since first hearing the saxophone, I have come a long way, and I am excited to see where life takes me next. My adventure through jazz and classical music has shown me just how versatile music can be, but it has also given me the rare opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and from far around the globe.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Swing, Dixieland, Cabaret, Blues, Jazz
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Community music worker
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Song list

Alfie
Ain't Misbehavin'
Afternoon in Paris
Autumn Leaves
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me To The Moon
Moon River
My Way
Put On A Happy Face
Satin Doll
Summertime
Take Five
Take The A Train
Yesterday
Eales' She Cries, She Dances
Fitkin's Braemar
Heiden Sonata
John Carmichael's Fêtes Champêtres
Paul Creston Sonata
Phil Woods Sonata
Robert Planel's Prelude et Saltarelle
Ryo Noda's Improvisation II
Karen Tanaka's Night Bird
Wiedoeft's Deep Purple
Wiedoeft's Valse Vanite

Reviews

From customers:

D. L, 2 years ago

Daniel has been a fantastic tutor for the past two and half years. I was new to the saxophone having started playing in my late 40s. From the outset Daniel made me feel at ease and gave me the encouragement to help fulfil a long held ambition to play the saxophone. This has required patience on his part and a willingness to gear lessons to my circumstances which he willingly did. Lessons were informative but fun striking the right balance to keep my interest up.

V. ​, 2 years ago

Daniel has taught both my daughters (7 years and 11 years) piano for the last year. One daughter from scratch and the other with limited piano background. Under Daniel’s tuition they both made great progress, with the eldest successfully taking her first grade examination at the end of the year. The other daughter can now play confidently and is going from strength to strength. Both children enjoyed Daniel’s lessons which is of course crucial to their engagement and willingness to practice. A move abroad regrettably meant the lessons had to finish.