Andy is a freelance vocal coach working in the North of England.
Although EVT gives him the skill sets to teach all forms of singing (he runs separate Classical and CCM training companies - detailed below) the bulk of his work at Vocal Skills is in training young, aspiring Musical Theatre singers (from age 14 upwards).
He has a great track record of placing students at all the top MT colleges and Drama Schools and over the past 20 years has sent pupils to:
- Guildford School of Acting (GSA)
- Arts Educational
- Central School of Speech and Drama
- Royal Academy of Music
- Italia Conti
- Royal Welsh
- Royal Scottish
- and many others
He also works with professionals preparing for auditions, tours and contracts, post-graduate students looking to apply to agents and colleges, and A level and GCSE pupils who are seeking entry into the industry.
Andy is a director of Classical Voice Training Ltd, along with Professor Janice Chapman, a company that presents training courses based on her book 'Singing and Teaching Singing'.
He is also the founding director of Vocal Training UK, using the Estill principles of Craft - Artistry - Performance to train CCM singers.
Andy teaches from a private, custom-built studio in St Helens, Lancashire.
Andy regularly works with local universities, working with trainee teachers, helping them to understand the benefits of vocal health. He also runs workshops for professional voice users.
Andy studied Estill Voice Training™ under Matthew Reeve and Klaus Møller on the Reeve & Møller Certification Pathway™ and became a Certified Master Teacher in August 2009.