Coalburn Brass has welcomed Daniel Fairley as their new Percussion Academy tutor.
Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance of Timpani & Percussion from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018 and has an extensive range experience as both a performer and tutor.
He has widespread experience with a variety of ensembles including playing with Whitburn and cooperation Bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, musical theatre ensembles and pop bands. In June 2020 Daniel became an official Istanbul Agop cymbal artist.
Since 2017 he has worked as an instrumental instructor for the South Lanarkshire Orchestral Society Junior and Intermediate bands and recently began working with South Lanarkshire Council as percussion tutor.
Speaking about the appointment he said: "I'm extremely excited to be appointed. As someone who grew up in brass bands, an organisation like this gives me so much joy and hope for the future generation of musicians and I'm so proud to be a part of it.
I'm already impressed with the current students' progress and I can't wait to see how far the academy and its students will go!"
I'm already impressed with the current students' progress and I can't wait to see how far the academy and its students will go!Daniel Fairley
As a result of Covid-19 restrictions the Percussion Academy is currently rehearsing weekly via zoom and are looking forward to resuming lessons in person at the band hall once it is safe to do so.