Andy has been successfully teaching the drum kit for 15 years now from a home based studio suite and at various workshop locations in and around West Cumbria. This has recently expanded to include online lessons via video link.
After playing drums for 41 years he has the experience needed to bring on new drummers to a competent level. Teaching pupils to read and interpret drum music and and play in drumming styles of their choice.
Andy has helped pupils to achieve quality passes and distinctions in The Trinity College London Drum Kit Examinations right up to grade 8 and beyond to Diploma level...
He is also a drum and percussion teacher with pupils
St Begh's School Whitehaven.
Bransty School Whitehaven
All Saints Primary School Cockermouth,
St Josephs RC High School,Workington.
St Joseph's School Frizington.
Also serving Plumbland School, Bookwell, St Bridget's School, Ennerdale School, Dean School, Monkwray School and Braithwaite School.
Club work includes workshops for: girl guides, scouts, youth groups, churches and some adult sessions.
Working with pupils from the age of 5 through to age of 60 at school and at Home has given him great satisfaction and enjoyment.
The Whitehaven Carnival was the focus of his Samba drumming work in recent years, although this has now extended to school Samba bands as carnival events decrease in number.
Andy has drummed in many bands. These include:
NOW WITH 'DECADIAN'. The party band for all occasions. Contact Andy for more details
Also guest Drummer for Graham Bell (Keswick) and the HERDEZE
And drumming with ULTRAVIOLET FIRES.