Teacher

Andy is a teacher specialising in trumpet, piano and composition lessons, including GCSE and A-Level music tuition.

He has been working in music education since 2008, providing lessons, tutorials and workshops to students of all ages and abilities.

 


“You see, teaching is not just a dry business of scales and exercises; a great teacher is not just a tyrant who stands by you at the piano…

The main thing he or she must do for you is to light a spark in you, the spark that sets you on fire with enthusiasm for music, or for whatever you are studying. Because it’s only out of enthusiasm that curiosity comes; and you have to be curious about things in order to want to know about them. That’s where real knowledge comes from — from the desire to know.”

Leonard Bernstein (A Tribute to Teachers, November 2, 1963)


 

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His earliest formal post was as Graduate Music Assistant at Abingdon School; during this time he gave weekly theory classes to groups of students with varying musical experience, as well as giving one-on-one lessons in aural skills. In 2014 he returned to Abingdon as a part-time classroom teacher and composer-in-residence, teaching composition classes to 13-18 year olds – the GCSE and A-Level components of this followed on from previous tutoring he had done at Cotham High School in Bristol, and for the Berkshire Maestros county music service. In 2012 he took up the post of brass and piano teacher at Dormers Wells High School in Southall, and in the same year became the piano teacher for Avanti House School.

Following the completion of his PhD, Andy has also done occasional lecturing for Brunel University in improvisation, arranging and musicianship, and has recently begun leading music technology classes at Oakfield Prep School in Dulwich.

Private Teaching

Andy is available for private tuition in any of the following subjects:

  • Trumpet (classical and jazz/pop styles)
  • Piano (classical and jazz/pop styles)
  • Music Theory
  • GCSE / A-Level Tuition
  • Composition skills

For more information, or to enquire about a free trial lesson, contact Andy via the Contact page.