Information About Andrew - Bristol teacher
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Andrew offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I started playing the piano from the age of six, following in the footsteps of my father, who was a jazz pianist and songwriter. I quickly moved on to studying classical music but my main interest was always jazz. I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, and Oscar Peterson and was soon experimenting with my jazz trio. By the age of 18, I had taken on the role of musical director and accompanist for my sister, who was a professional vocalist. Together we appeared on numerous radio sessions for the BBC. At this time I was also writing arrangements for sessions with the BBC Radio Orchestra at the Maida Vale Studios in London and the Midland Radio Orchestra under the baton of Norrie Paramor.
Since then, I have gone on to compose for and perform in a wide range of ventures from jazz and folk festivals, to theatrical productions and art installations.
I am an experienced teacher and am currently the resident piano tutor at the Bristol School of Performing Arts.
With nearly forty years of experience as a professional musician, I feel I have much to offer my pupils. I have been teaching the piano at the Bristol School of Performing Arts for ten years and in this time I have tutored pupils of widely differing ages and abilities, including adults and children as young as four.
I pride myself on my ability to maintain good relationships with parents/guardians and pupils. Part of this stems from my flexible approach to teaching and learning. I offer lessons that are structured to suit each pupil's learning style and musical interest. Whether you're into jazz, classical, pop or you would like to hone your improvisation and composition skills, I can help you reach your goals.
Lessons can be designed to suit those who wish to take graded exams or can be developed on a bespoke basis for those who simply wish to learn for the joy of it.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (1980) - Grade 8 piano (Other) (✘ Not On File)