Information About Andrew - Bedford teacher - (1 review)
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Andrew offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
A Royal Academy Honours Graduate, I teach piano & violin beginners to advanced. Full time musician with extensive teaching experience spanning back over 20 years. I run a recording studio called Pinetree where I produce artists and teach music production and music technology. My experience as a performer helps my teaching. This in a variety of Musical Styles and I'm qualified to teach piano and violin. As Musical director, Pianist & keyboard player I have worked in London's West End and Internationally at Public, Private and Corporate Events.
My ability to Read Music, Memorise Music and Perform/Entertain and Spread the Love with the Crowd shows my Passion for Music.
My expertise at relating to the cast of a play or show, choirs and leading them from the Keyboard has been noted many times.
My main instrument is Piano, however I play equally well on Piano and Violin and enjoy both.
I am looking for new Opportunities to utilise my skills…
Life performances on **Web Address Removed**
I have extensive experience of Cabaret Performance, Production, Musical Direction and Teaching, in a Range of Styles on both Piano and Violin.
As a Solo Artist I have recorded five albums, instigated my own promotional activities, given Piano and Violin Recitals and established a Small Commercial Recording Studio.
" Pianist/Violinist/MD "Classical Cross over Artist"
" Read Music. Perform Music, Entertain large audiences.
" MD Self-motivated and enthusiastic Facilitator delivering Excellent Results
" Ability to manage a Team, work within a Team or to work on a Project Individually
" I enjoy developing People
" Expert at Relating to Cast/Choirs and Leading them from the Keyboard
Examples of Expertise
For the last five years I have created a Small Commercial Sound Studio and here is a snapshot of other activities:-
Contributed to the Soundtrack of the Film 'Sulphur & White', as Organist and Choir Director. I rehearsed the Singers for the Scene and Directed the Singers from the Draw Bar Organ plus acted as unofficial MD.
Violinist in the main featured band, backing the lead actress, in the major release film 'JUDY'.
Phantom of the Opera (Musical) Her Majesties Theatre London
1st Keyboard Part time.
Cabaret at the after show nominee only party BAFTA film awards.
MD on 'The Hypochondriac' at The Almeida, feedback from our illustrious director:
'To Whom This May Concern
I have worked with Andrew at the Almeida Theatre in London where he worked as my MD and pianist on my production of The Hypochondriac .
He proved very skilled and reliable at teaching the performers their singing parts , and was excellent at conducting during the run .
I cannot recommend him highly enough .
Violin Cabaret at Harrods for a 3 day event, St. Valentine's Day
'The Violin Sings' (Classical Cross-Over Cabaret Concert Tour) Nationwide
Solo Violinist & Tour Organiser
MD on numerous shows at Westminster University.
1st Keys in the house band 'IMPACT' Harcourt Sands, Isle of Wight.
Choir Director at De Montfort University.
Honours Graduate from The Royal Academy Of Music, London.
Licentiate of The Royal Academy Of Music, London.
Harry Farjeon Prize for Final Techniques of Composition, a Year early.
Grade 8 Distinctions in Piano, Violin & Distinction in Grade 7 General Musicianship.
Memberships and Licences
Equity (applying) and Musician's Union
Full British Driving Licence
I enjoy Continuing my Professional Development… Due to attend a further Jazz Workshop. Fundraising Events for Good Causes, Love Cookery and enjoy Swimming.
Available on request and please see above the Reference from the Highly acclaimed Theatre Director Mr Lindsay Posner.
Over 20 years piano & violin tuition, over 90% merit and distinction rating in Associated Board exams. Also vocal coaching, and I am an expert producer, and teacher of music production in the recording studio (**Web Address Removed**)
Holistic: Musicality, then the techniques required to achieve that on the instrument in question. Playing by ear. Training for AB exams, including but not limited to performance of pieces to a high level, scales and arpeggios, quick studies, sight reading and aural tests.
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Additional Languages: French, Greek
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Academy Of Music (1987) - BA Hons (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Academy Of Music (1986) - LRAM (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
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But sadly after I bought his details he didn’t reply to messages to arrange a start date. He did seem nice and interested to teach me, but that’s about the best thing I can say about my experience.