Andrew Hall teaches the trumpet in classical, jazz and rock styles, as well as tutoring students for Music Theory, GCSE and A Level music exams.
Andrew teaches pupils all over West London. With each of his pupils he seeks to adapt his tutoring to their needs, be it a specific style on the trumpet or a tricky area of GCSE revision; for this reason he produces much of his own working materials for his pupils, from challenging exercises and fun duets to detailed revision notes. His approach to tuition places central importance on the enjoyment of music, and is advised by previous employment at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire and the Berkshire Maestros music service in Reading.
Over 15 years of studying music in various forms has given Andrew extensive experience in the performance and composition of many different musical styles. He has studied trumpet with Graeme Hollingdale, Simon Jones and Paul Archibald, and composition with Geoff Poole, Nick Caswell and Peter Wiegold, achieving both a 1st class BA and MA with distinction from Bristol University along the way. Continuing this academic trend, he is currently undertaking part-time PhD research into improvised music at Brunel University.
Andrew’s key areas of interest are contemporary music and jazz performance, but in the past he has performed in symphony orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, big bands, rock bands, ska-punk bands, klezmer bands – any many others! He has recently performed with such renowned artists as Neville Staples (former lead singer of The Specials), Carl Douglas (of ‘Kung-fu Fighting’ fame), the salsa bands ‘Salseology’ and ‘La Rebelion’, and renowned North-London blues band ‘The Bizzarros’ (for whom recent gigs have included the 100 Club and Cambridge Rock Festival).