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Mr Michael Andrews AKC MMus BMus (Hons.) CRCO
Mr Michael Andrews AKC MMus BMus (Hons.) CRCO

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Qualifications:
– MMus Trinity College London, in composition (also studied conducting and jazz saxophone)
– BMus (Hons.) Kng's College London / Royal Acadamy of Music, first class
– CRCO, Colleague of the Royal College of Organists
– Piano, grade 8 distinction
Instruments: Piano
Organ
Music Theory
Composition
Arranging
Orchestration
Alto/Tenor Saxophone
Clarinet in Bb
Genre/Style(s): Classical, jazz, and pop
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

I'm a teacher, composer, and performer who would love to take on new students, of any age (7+), who would enjoy learning a range of different styles. I teach at Christ Church House, which is a one-minute walk from Cockfosters Tube station. My teaching style is adapted to suit pupils' needs, learning from a wide range of different styles, as well as (if desired) progressing through grades (I enter pupils regularly for ABRSM exams as well as Trinity Jazz and Trinity Rock and Pop for pupils who would like to try something a bit different!). I regularly transcribe my pupils' favourite music so that they can learn to play what they enjoy listening to – whether that's a bit of Harry Potter, Little Mix, or Ed Sheeran. See below for more info to find out a little bit more about my experience in each instrument that I teach.

PIANO
I have played piano at functions across the UK, including as part of a big band, a jazz trio, a function band, and as an accompanist for musicals, choirs, and church services. I have played at the Royal Albert Hall, Savoy Hotel, and BBC Broadcasting House, including for celebrity audiences such as Cilla Black, Sir Jeffrey Archer, Alexander Armstrong, and Sir Tom Jones. Pupils I have entered have a 100% pass rate, and many have attained merits and distinctions.

THEORY AND COMPOSITION
I work as a freelance orchestrator and arranger, having written for BBC’s Songs of Praise, the All Souls Orchestra, Paul Baloche, Graham Kendrick, Martin Smith, Jonathan Veira, the Adoramus Choir and Orchestra and the St Paul’s Massed Cathedral Choir. My arrangements have been broadcast on television and radio, and several have been released on CDs and DVDs (the most recent being the All Souls Orchestra's 'Prom Praise: Majesty' album). I have also written for contemporary-classical groups such as Lontano, Juice, soprano Juliet Fraser, and Spirituoso.

As a theory and composition teacher, I tailor exercises towards students – while I will strongly encourage parents/students to purchase workbooks, I also create my own materials to add to the variety of exercises. It is possible for us to look at a broad range of music, including symphonic works, film scores, and even jazz harmony and popular songwriting.

CONDUCTING
I work part-time as Director of Music at Christ Church Cockfosters, and regularly conduct our recently established Cockfosters Community Chorus and Orchestra. Over the years, I have also developed a strong association as a conductor of the All Souls Orchestra in central London, including conducting on our most recent Christmas album, Prom Praise: Christmas, which can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music!

You can find out more about what I am up to by visiting my web site: http://www.michaelandrewsmusic.co.uk/

I teach up to the following qualifications:
– Composition, beginners to masters level
– Piano, beginners to DipABRSM level
– Clarinet, beginners to grade eight
– Saxophone, beginners to grade eight
– Organ, beginners to grade eight / CRCO (I can teach pupils who are local to Christ Church, Cockfosters, or alternatively we could find a suitable place to have a lesson in south London).

Contact Michael

Show Number
Address: Christ Church House
Chalk Lane
Cockfosters
Greater London
EN4 9JQ
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
Fee (30 minutes): £17.50

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