Andrew Smith

BA (Hons) ARCM (Tchr) FISM

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Andrew has been based in Manchester since 1996 where he currently teaches piano at the Altrincham Music School. In his 37 years of teaching he has taught across all age ranges and has undertaken work as accompanist, composer and arranger and has also been invited onto the panel responsible for the new Trinity keyboard syllabus. In addition he has been involved in teacher training and development across the country with other organisations.

He joined Trinity College London in 2004 and has examined extensively throughout the UK and abroad. As well as Trinity diploma, classical and jazz grade exams he also examines the popular Rock and Pop syllabus.

At Leicester University he studied piano with James Walker and Marlene Fleet and was awarded a scholarship to travel to Poland for the Warsaw Contemporary Music Festival. Shortly afterwards he became an Associate of the Royal College of Music and began his teaching career at Bilton Grange and Rugby School.

He then spent nine years running music departments in two large international schools in Cairo and performed extensively within Egypt as well as teaching undergraduates at the Cairo Conservatoire. Before returning to the UK he took up a teaching position in a music school in Iceland and enjoyed playing in a saxophone quartet.

He is a member of the European Piano Teachers Association and the ISM.