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T u i t i o n



Andrew has over 20 years experience as a piano and harpsichord teacher, and works from his own private studio, '1685 Piano & Harpsichord Tuition' in Whitley Bay.


He studied piano with David Murray and Sally Ann Mcleod (Royal Northern), harpsichord with Sophie Yates and Graham Cummings (University of Huddersfield), and Historically Informed Performance with John Bryan (The Rose Consort of Viols). He holds a B/Mus(Hons) in performance from the University of Huddersfield and the DipABRSM in performance on both piano and harpsichord.


His students currently range from beginners to diploma standard and are of all ages. Andrew has extensive experience preparing students for ABRSM examinations and in recent years Andrew's ex-students have gone on to study music at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and Cambridge, Edinburgh and Durham universities.


Andrew currently holds piano teaching positions at Newcastle Royal Grammar School and Whitley Bay High School, as well as teaching privately.


In 2013 Andrew gained a PCGE in post 16 education and training from the University of Sunderland, and now teaches part time A-Level music at Whitley Bay High School. As part of his employment here Andrew continues to benefit from outstanding CPD from a nationally accredited teaching school, awarded 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2011 and 2013, keeping him up to date with current best teaching practice.


  • 92% merit/distinction for students taking ABRSM exams in the 2013/14 academic year

  • Current enhanced CRB clearance

  • Public liability insured

  • Incorporated Society of Musicians registered teacher



Please use the 'contact me' section to enquire about vacancies in piano and harpsichord tuition, or click on the adjacent link to be redirected to the 1685 tuition site.



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