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Instruments Taught

Andy offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Music Production

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00
Casual £20.00

Music Technology

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00
Casual £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am a graduate with a degree in Studio Recording and Performance Technology and a PGCE teaching qualification. I also have over 20 years experience in music playing/performance and 18 years experience in Music production. I have a passion and interest for all types of music and have experience of recording & producing Drum & bass, House, Trance, Dubstep and Rock (Bands). I can also teach mixing & mastering of all genres.

Tutoring Experience:

I have 10 years teaching experience working with 14-24 year olds from a range of backgrounds and abilities including those with special educational needs or from EBD schools. I have taught Music/Audio production, recording and DJ skills as well as other academic subjects such as IT, Maths & English. I have taught small & large groups as well as one-to-one and can adapt to suit.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that a hands on approach is the best way to learn, and being actively involved is central to my approach to teaching/tutoring. Whether you need to learn the basics or more advanced techniques I can adapt the content to suit and help you to apply it in your own music and productions.
I can adapt my tutoring to suit your personal software/equipment.

Some of the topics I can cover include:
Music Production/Technology
>Basics of Sequencing software.
>Composition/arrangement & Music Theory.
>Beat programming using drum machines.
>Drum/Beat creation Using Audio (sampling/resampling and processing)
>Sound design/Synth programming.
>Recording Techniques
>EQ & Compression
>Effects & Routing (Reverb etc.)
>Mixing techniques
>Mastering Techniques

>Basic chords and correct fretting
>Barr chords
>finger exercises and practice routines
>learn songs you know
>basic song structure, composition and theory (write your own songs)

>Counting beats/bars and time signature
>Basic drum patterns
>drum fills
>playing along to music

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Nottingham Trent University (2011) - Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Music Technology) (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (2006) - 2.1 BSC - Studio Recording and PErformance Technology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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