Andy Derrick

trombone teacher

Based in
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Birmingham, Black Country, Bromsgrove, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire
Andy Derrick | trombone teacher

Rates: £25-£50 per hour

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I have been working for 16 years in many roles across the music industry. These include managing and performing with a number of Jazz and Latin groups in a variety of live music settings. I also work as a freelance orchestral extra player with the CBSO and RLPO in live and recorded engagements. Session work as a trombonist has also made up part of my work including being in the horn section arranging and performing on the Nizlopi album ‘Half these songs are about you’. I have also enjoyed being a part of the multi-award winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra and Fat Chops Big Band. In 2005 I was awarded the Best Trombonist prize at the final BBC Big Band Contest before a capacity audience at a concert that was later broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Amongst my portfolio of bands, the ADJQ also recived critical aclaim for its debut album “Fancy Goods"

Working as a composer has seen the premiere of a tuba quartet at the 1st International Tuba & Euphonium Conference as well as a commission for a brass quintet this year. I currently have works published by Warwick Music and Andek Music.

Music Education has been a constant in my work including secondary school teaching, college and university lecturing and private tuition.

From 2006 until 2008 I worked for the Musicians’ Union devising and delivering a series of workshops and seminars aimed at covering essential music industry knowledge as well as providing comprehensive one-to-one support for musicians on music rights, marketing, promotion, web 2.0 and business planning.

I am working now as a freelance music consultant, lecturer, performer, composer and teacher

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Private Teaching

I have been working as a private teacher since 2000 and have taught a wide variety of pupils from school age to retirement age. Ability levels have been from beginner to degree level and subjects have covered basic technique, working towards exams, improving jazz improvisation and general tuition.

Sep 2018


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Introduction lessons are charged at £25 and are an initial chance for teacher and student to become acquainted and discuss learning outcomes and goals. Lessons are available in 30 and 60 minute formats either weekly or fortnightly. Lessons normally take place during school term time only, but this is open to negotiation.

Subsequent lessons are covered by a contract between teacher and the one paying for the lessons. All lessons must be paid for in advance. 24 hours notice must be given for cancellation, any less than 24 hours or no-shows are billed at the full rate.

To discontinue lessons, one months notice or payment of one months fees in lieu of notice must be given.

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