Andrew Smith

  • Prices: £20 per half hour / £40 per hour
  • Location: Oxford OX4 1QD / Mobile & Online Teacher
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Guitar (Acoustic & Electric), Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Ukulele
  • Ages: Children (4+) & Adults
  • Genres Covered: Classical, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Jazz
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

After studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA I moved to London and developed a career as a session musician, composer, and teacher.

I am a member of the band The Boxer Rebellion and the touring guitarist for Freya Ridings, with both of whom I have toured the world several times. I've played many major festivals, TV shows, and radio shows.

I have taught dozens of students over the last 10 years, from Beginner to Advanced levels, both privately and in schools.

Whether you'd like to learn purely for fun, or take a formal route and prepare for ABRSM, Trinity, or Rockschool exams, I will tailor lesson plans and teaching material to cater to whichever path you choose.

Reading music is an excellent skill to possess as a musician but is not vital to learning to play. I'm particularly passionate about teaching children and beginners and giving them a great introduction to the world of music and performance.

I am also able to teach more specific skills relating to music theory, composition, and production. I have in-depth knowledge of theory and harmony, as well as Pro Tools, Logic, and other music software.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

  • A-Level Music
  • Grade 8 Electric Guitar
  • Grade 8 Electric Bass
  • Studied Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music
  • Performed on Top of the Pops, The One Show, Chris Evans Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, BBC World Service, etc.
  • Performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Shepherds Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo, Bowery Ballroom, etc.
  • Festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Isle of Wight, Latitude, Lowlands, Best Kept Secret, Montreux Jazz Festival, etc.
  • I have opened for shows for the likes of Ray Lamontagne, Elbow, The Staves, Bhi Bhiman, Arcade Fire
  • Composer for Feature Documentaries and Independent Films including 'Mercy: An Orphans Journey of Survival' (ABC News), 'The Ocean Cleanup' – Music and Sound Design, 'Poached' film by Director Jesse Lin
  • In-depth knowledge of Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius

Contact:

To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

DBS Certification

N/A

Public Liability Insurance

Yes

Other Social Media

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Teacher's Location

You can see where I teach my lessons from in the Google Map below, my full teaching address will be disclosed on booking your first lesson. I am also a mobile music teacher so can travel to you to teach you in the comfort of your own home – for more information simply get in touch.

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