Masters of Teaching (Secondary) – University of Western Sydney
Bachelor of Music – University of Western Sydney
NSW Band Association
Hills Music Academy Inc.
NSW Teachers Institute
Andrew started playing percussion in 1998 through the Crestwood Primary School Junior Band. It is now 17 years later and he is still playing percussion in many different styles, such as rock, jazz, big band, concert band, orchestral, country, electronic, funk, acoustic and many more. Playing across Australia with many ensembles as well as abroad. He has also extended his instrumentation to be proficient in guitar and handy with keyboards and synthesizers.
Out of the array of instruments he plays his personal favourite is the vibraphone. This can also be noted through his biggest passion in music, composition. He has composed for a number of ensembles and instruments. One of his most noticeable would be “Spooky Metal” (2010) for Vibraphone Duo. He has also composed for film and other screen media.
He was the drummer for the successful Sydney country rock band ‘Jagged Stone’ from 2010 till 2014. He was a contributing songwriter to the ensemble. Synth, extra guitar and percussion work was also carried out by him during recording sessions. He is currently the drummer in the Sydney rock group ‘The Loveless‘.
As well as being a rockstar he is also one half of the composition duo The Sonic Nebula. They compose background and theme music for a variety of screen media such as film, television and video games. Services are also available through them are; session work, songwriting, lessons, workshops, demonstrations, producing, mixing and mastering. Formed in 2011 The Sonic Nebula has been working hard to refine its compositions and now produces project for many businesses.
He wishes to share all his knowledge from all of his experiences so far with others to help further educate his skills as a musician as well as mentor many future fantastic musicians. From 2014 – 2015 he was teaching music at Riverstone High School in Western Sydney and is currently looking for teaching employment. At high school he has also taught, and continues to teach, Technology Mandatory (Woodwork, Computers & Video Game Making) and Special Education. He has also been the Careers Advisor at Riverstone High School. He services are provided as a session musician, tutor, teacher, producer, musical director and composer.