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David Nelson

About David Nelson

Dave Nelson

I’m David Nelson and I’ve been teaching piano for over 40 years and for much of that time I’ve been based here in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Born in London, I have lived in the Yorkshire Pennine town since 1984 and been making music locally ever since.  If there’s music going on here there’s a good chance that I’m involved.

A freelance musician, some of my work over the last 30+ years has involved workshops and projects for schools, colleges and community groups. I am a professional pianist (playing classical and jazz, both solo and in various ensembles), a private teacher (piano, theory, composition, songwriting) and a composer for the various ensembles I have performed with, and of other music (eg for theatre) by commission. I also sing, play acoustic guitar, bass guitar and percussion, and have worked with and composed music for most orchestral and many non-western instruments.

I was the Music Director of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival for sixteen years and of Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, which I founded and directed, for seven. I  also run an annual series of concerts at Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town, Hebden Bridge.

Photo by David Mitchell at DM07images.com