Andrew Soulsby B/Mus(Hons) Dip.ABRSM PGCE
Andrew has over 23 years experience as a piano and harpsichord teacher.
He studied piano with David Murray and Sally Ann Mcleod (Royal Northern), harpsichord with Sophie Yates, 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, Dame Allan's 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.
Ross began teaching here in 2022.
He began his studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama under James Wilshire (Solo Repertoire) and Simon Phillipo (Repetiteur Classes), and recently returned to the North East to study for his DipABRSM with Andrew Soulsby.
He has 6 years as a freelance musician under his belt, and has a real enthusiasm for teaching. He is currently accompanist to Backworth Male Voice Choir and can regularly be found in theatre pits across the region, recently playing for productions of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' (Just One Step Productions) and 'The Wedding Singer' (Whitley Bay Operatic Society).
Ross will continue his studies in October at Newcastle University.