Andrew is an experienced professional drummer and educator, specialising in jazz, soul and pop playing. Having studied jazz performance at Leeds College of Music (BA hons - Jazz), under the tutelage of Pete Fairclough, Andrew is now an active performer around the East Midlands and further afield. As a drum teacher, Andrew focuses on the practical skill sets required to achieve the goals of the student, whether this be technique, musicality or concept based. Previous students have gone on to study music at music colleges, university and conservatoires, as well as pursuing cruise ship and theatre employment. Andrew covers all drum related topics, with specialism in improvisation, reading, grade exams and traditional grip. Andrew is a member of the Musician's Union, as a registered performer and teacher, and also carries public liability insurance as well as a current DBS/CRB.
"Andrew is an awesome dude, very adaptive to individual needs and will bring out the best in you, highly recommended!" - Rianne
"I’ve changed drums tutor 3 times over the years and Andrew is definitely the best teacher I’ve ever had! I’ve only been training with him for a few months and I can already see the improvements, even though I have little time to practice. He always manages to put me at ease and explain things clearly so that I can follow, learn and execute. He’s always open to accomodate my requests and he makes sure he answers all my questions exhaustively. It doesn’t hurt that he’a a lovely guy! :) Andrew is a real professional, highly recommended!" - Marilla
"Andrew is the epitome of what it is to be a good tutor. Combining a deep breadth of knowledge and experience with a friendly and highly accessible communication style, make studying with him fun and engaging - and very effective. Progress for students like myself is fast and quantifiable." - Ben
RSL is not affiliated, nor endorses, any of the teachers listed on this page. Studying with a registered RSL teacher does not give a candidate any advantage or guarantee a better result in a RSL examination. If you have any feedback regarding any information provided then please feel free to contact us.