Daniel Melder

Daniel Melder

Tutor - Performance

Daniel is a British session Pianist and Educator specializing in Jazz and contemporary styles. At the age of 11 he attended the prestigious Chetham's School of Music where he studied under Adrian Levine, Les Chisnal and Steve Berry for 7 years.

 In his early years he played the Violin in String Quartets, Chamber Orchestras, Symphony Orchestras and Choruses with guest professionals such as Conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Franz Anton Krager and natural trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins. Alongside his classical studies, he played piano for Big Bands and Jazz Ensembles playing alongside professionals Ian Dickson, Allen Vizzutti, Bob Mintzer and John Dankworth.

 Daniel's career spans a wide variety of expertise, from performing afternoon tea jazz in a residency at the Wellesley 5-star guest house in Hyde Park, to performing in exotic locations such as "The One & Only Resort - Malé, Maldives", music education and educational publishing. Daniel performs regularly in function events across the country with multiple bands, and is currently the Pianist for artists "The Good Manners" and "Binky".

Daniel has recently taken up the position of lecturer at the London College of Creative Media where he leads groups of students in the "Professional Performance Year 1" module and "Harmony and Theory Year 1 and 2" modules.


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