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About Dan

Music has long played a central role in my life, ever since my first piano lesson at the age of 6. I have studied with master pianists, won music scholarships, medals and awards in competitions, been a multi-instrumentalist and played as a principal bassoonist in orchestras, as a composer had my work performed in public by professional ensembles, developed a 
wide knowledge of musical repertoire (including a specialism in film music), mastered studio and recording skills, received a music degree from Cardiff University, and performed in some wonderful venues. Below, you can find out more details about my background.

Being a teacher is a wonderful opportunity to pass on what I know and love about music and the piano, and help others find and express the music in themselves - so I look forward to you getting in touch!
Best wishes, Dan (Goodrum)
Telephone: 07795-298903
Email: Dan@CheltenhamPianoLessons.co.uk

Pianist
Multi-musician
  • Principal bassoon/contrabassoon in Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, as well as previously playing principal bassoon in the Cheltenham Area Youth Orchestra (CAYO), and second bassoon and contrabassoon in the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra (GYO)
  • I have also learned the flute ...
  • ... sung bass in many choirs, including Cardiff University Chamber Choir ...
  • ... and learned the complex art of bellringing, directing bellringing bands, ringing many ‘quarter peals’ and ‘peals’ (ringing from between 45 mins to three hours non stop) in churches and cathedrals around the UK
Award winner
  • Music Scholarship (piano) to St Edward’s School, Cheltenham
  • Regular medals and cups in the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts over many years
  • Organ Scholarship at St Edward’s School (their first), awarded for my "outstanding contribution to music over the years", and the fact that I had played a large part in building the school’s new pipe organ.

Composer

Composition has long been a passion of mine with a particular focus on orchestral and film composition. My early love for creating music led me to composing several pieces for film at A-Level, one of which was chosen for performance by the Gloucestershire University Symphony Orchestra with myself as piano soloist. The final year of my music degree, I completed several pieces for a portfolio, one a piece for accordion and clarinet that was performed by the CHROMA ensemble and the other a suite for large orchestra, chorus and soloists. I spend part of my time composing in my small studio setup.
Repertoire knowledge

Students benefit from my wide knowledge of repertoire, developed through:
  • My music degree
  • Previously working part time in Cheltenham’s independent specialist classical, jazz and folk CD shop
  • Years of frequent concert going
  • Amassing a huge collection of recordings
  • Running an online service for sourcing film music and rare music scores
Venues
  • St David’s Hall Cardiff, Cardiff City Hall, Llandaff Cathedral Cardiff, St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral Cardiff, Brecon Cathedral, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucester Cathedral, Cirencester Abbey, Tewkesbury Abbey, Clifton Cathedral Bristol, Highnam Court

You can contact me on Dan@CheltenhamPianoLessons.co.uk or 07795-298903.

Dan Goodrum
Telephone: 07795-298903 -- Address: 23b Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QZ
Email: Dan@CheltenhamPianoLessons.co.uk -- MSN/IM: Dan@CheltenhamPianoLessons.co.uk --
Web: www.CheltenhamPianoLessons.co.uk
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