Andrew teaches cello, double bass, violin and viola to adults. He is an enthusiastic orchestral player – double bass or cello. He also offers a sheet music publishing service and can typeset anything from a simple solo to a full orchestral score. Last, but not least, he is a passionate speaker of Esperanto, the international language.
Andrew holds diplomas in the violin from the Huddersfield School of Music and in cello from the London College of Music. He also has two teaching certificates: the Cert Ed and the CT ABRSM from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He is proud of his DBEA (Diplomito de la Brita Esperanto-Asocio) which he gained with distinction in 1984.
Andrew taught for 30 years as a peripatetic strings teacher in Humberside, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. Before Humberside’s abolition, he was County Head of String Teaching for that county.
As an enthusiastic orchestral player, Andrew now plays double bass in the Boston Sinfonia, Grimsby Symphony Orchestra, Lincolnshire Philharmonia, City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. He also plays with other regional groups when required and welcomes enquiries from any orchestra or ensemble in need of a double bass player or a cellist.
Andrew taught himself Esperanto, the International Language in 1969 whilst still at school and continues to use it on a daily basis. He has travelled widely using the language in Tunisia, Japan and most of Europe (from Bulgaria to Belgium, from Germany to Norway… and in between). He was the chief editor of musical terms for the revised 1,264-page Fully Illustrated Esperanto Dictionary (2002) and still intends eventually to write a book on Music Terminology in Esperanto.