Dan studied Piano and Viola at the Royal College of Music Junior Department for seven years, achieving ATCL Diploma (Distinction) and ABRSM Grade 8 (Distinction) respectively. During his time at RCM, he also studied Jazz Piano and Composition. Dan continued his piano studies at university, under the excellent tutelage of Sam Carrasco. This continual exposure to a wide variety of compositional styles vastly influences his writing.
Alongside his Masters in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, Dan is an avid drummer, both for his own music and in bands. In September 2017, Dan joined the band forKitty O'Neal.
During this time, the band collaborated on Kitty’s debut album, ‘Giving In To You’. Recording, producing, mixing and mastering this album, alongside performing as part of the band has been a highly rewarding project for Dan. In Summer 2018, the band performed the album on a short tour throughout London and the South of England.
During his undergraduate studies, Dan enjoyed conducting under Robin Browning. This led to being able to conduct the recording session of his most recent project, ‘DREAM’, at Turner Sims in May 2018.