Daniel Floyd joined the British Army in 2007 and studied Percussion at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall where he was awarded “best overall musician” for his year group. Daniel was first assigned to the Band of the Prince of Wales’s Division then in 2013 was successful in auditioning for the Percussion and Assistant Timpani chair with the Central Band of The Royal Air Force. Having been a military musician for 10 years Daniel has performed at many high-profile engagements all over the world, often for members of the Royal Family.
Having a passion for chamber music, Daniel has been seen regularly at both the St Clement Danes and St John’s Waterloo lunch-time concert series as an Organist and Percussionist. He is also a member of the busy percussion quartet “Perc’m”.
Daniel enjoys teaching and educational projects and has worked for Essex music services as a percussion teacher leading the orchestral workshops. In 2016, he was selected by the British Wind Band Association to lead masterclasses on sectional percussion playing. He is also regularly involved with outreach projects with the Royal College of Music “Sparks” Department.
As well as being an active percussionist, Daniel is in constant demand as a conductor, having already held both Principal and Assistant roles in the choral, brass band and orchestral worlds. Daniel was awarded a Fellowship in conducting from the London College of Music at the start of 2017.
Daniel is an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London, studying Timpani, Percussion and Organ Improvisation. He is a Soirée d’Or Scholar supported by the Royal College of Music Pete Handley Award and is also currently the Organ Scholar at Alexandra Palace. In September 2021 Daniel will start to study an area of real interest for him, Music Therapy at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.