Andrew was born and educated in England. He began playing the piano when he was 8 years old, and progressed through all of the grades to achieve distinction in Grade 8. He started playing the organ at high school tutored by Robert Prime of Leicester Cathedral. He has pursued a career in science at the same time as enjoying music performing and teaching at a high level. After graduating with a PhD in physical chemistry he resumed his musical studies with H.A.Bate and became an Associate of the Royal College of Organists in 1981. Andrew was a Parish Church organist and choirmaster for many years in England which gave him the great opportunity to teach local junior school students. He took part in various summer music schools studying harpsichord and accompaniment under Peter Holman and choir direction under Simon Johnson. He has conducted community choirs in the UK and has performed both as accompanist and recitalist.
Andrew counted it as a privilege to be a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus (CBSO) under the direction of Simon Halsey and Sir Simon Rattle. He was a member of the CBSO Chorus committee for several years, and was occasionally asked to accompany the chorus for rehearsals. As a chorus member he has performed in some of the world’s leading concert halls and taken part in acclaimed recordings such as Rattle’s Mahler Symphony No. 2. Andrew moved to Australia in 2001 having been offered a research fellowship at the University of Queensland. He is keen to pass on his experience in the music business and now teaches piano, theory and organ to all ages.