Dave Mason is a Composer, Pianist and Bass player now writing music in his retirement. He played Clarinet and String Bass with the Royal Signals Band and studied at the Royal Military School of Music Kneller Hall. In 1970 he moved to Durham, and taught at Middleton St. George Teacher Training College. In 1974 he took up a position with Argyll and Bute Education Authority to teach Woodwind and Brass and formed the Oban High School Wind Band which made several recordings and toured in Europe many times, mainly Germany and Spain. During this time he also played with several Broadcasting Bands. He is still enjoying playing piano for the tourists in the Royal Hotel Scottish Show in Oban. Dave released his first solo CD in February 2011. "Sounds of the Orient" can be found on the Red Admiral label and most download sites. Dave has recently got his own web site - www.davemasonmusic.co.uk.
Sheet Music Plus.(David D. Mason)have published some of his works
Semi Finalist with two pieces in The United Kingdom Song Contest 2014.
Finalist: Instrumental: The United Kingdom Song Contest 2014.
Finalist:Open: The United Kingdom song Contest 2014.
Dave Mason, Composer
Dave Mason was born on 17th February 1949 and was brought up near Oban. Dave's musical career started when he joined the Royal Signals Band in 1965. He played clarinet ,piano and string bass with the band and his career took him all over Europe.
Dave left the band in 1970 a year after he married. Dave initially taught clarinet and string bass with Durham Education Authority and he then returned home to Oban with his wife, Mary, and started teaching in Argyll and Bute in 1974. Dave taught in six primary schools and secondary school for 35 years and retired from teaching in 2009.
As well as Dave's career in education, he has enjoyed a career performing with various Scottish Dance Bands and has been part of many BBC recordings.
Dave is a very gifted teacher that children will always remember way beyond their school years. He nurtured, inspired, guided, encouraged and, most importantly, enjoyed teaching children. Since his retirement Dave has been focussing on composing commercial music and percussion music for his Advanced Higher pupils that he continues to teach part time. Dave continues to be a regular performer on the Scottish Dance Band circuit. Dave Mason is an outstanding performer, composer and musician and his music will be enjoyed by many for years to come.