Andrew Carvill

Andrew C.

Copiague, NY
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Lesson Details

Organ

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Want to get the best from your home organ, learn to play and learn what the features available can do to help you? I have been playing this instrument / style for more than 40 years and can not only teach all aspects of home organ performance but also the operation of instruments. Selecting the best sounds and learning how to get the best from the many features available is a key element to this type of instrument. Melodic playing, left hand chords and bass pedal technique plus music theory all available. I am friendly, patience, trustworthy, reliable and will come to your home and help you get the best from your instrument.

I also teach home keyboard covering all aspects of both the musical and operational aspects of these instruments. This is a great introduction for beginners and in many cases lead to piano lessons.
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About

Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 1975

Andy has been involved in music his entire working life playing the piano, home keyboard and home organ (not classical style) for over 40 years. He and his wife recently moved from the UK where he studied piano, achieving a jazz piano performance degree. He went on to work in the music industry for many years. This included working for a number of music education organizations producing materials for the Technics Music Academy and Yamaha Music School systems, training teachers for these systems, many piano / keyboard performances across the UK and Europe plus over 30 visits to Japan to work on instrument design for Yamaha and Casio. However, he continued to teach piano / keyboard on a private basis through all these activities. Teaching is his passion and he is a friendly, positive and reliable person who has assisted many students of all ages and all levels to improve their musical skills. He can teach all styles of music but has an expertise for Jazz (improvisation, jazz scales, chord structures, etc) Blues, American Song Book and artists such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting etc. He will come to your home and teach on your instrument which is very important. He will shape the tuition process to the individual needs of the student and looks forward to meeting and helping you reach your musical goals.

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Experience

Head of Music and Product Design
Jun 2009 - Sep 2016
Casio UK

Production of music content for Casio UK website including text, videos and running Casio Music Club. Working with Casio Japan to advise on future keyboard instrument design and operating systems.

Private Music Teacher & Performer
Jan 1975 - Sep 2016
Self Employed

Teaching piano, home keyboard and home organ to private students.

YMS Content Manager / Product Specialist
Mar 1987 - May 2009
Yamaha UK

Create new course materials and repertoire content for Yamaha Music School UK. These materials were then used on a Global basis by Yamaha. Also working with Yamaha Japan to advise on future keyboard instrument design. Also training for Yamaha dealers and end user support.

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TMA Music Advisor / Product Specialist
Jan 1982 - Jan 1987
Technics Musical Instruments

Advising and producing musical content for the (then) new Technics Music Academy plus instrument knowledge training for dealers staff and end user support.

Education

Piano performance (Jazz)
Sep 1978 - Jun 1980
Birmingham Conservatoire UK

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Technics Organ Performance of the Year
Nov 1982
Technics Musical Instruments

11 Reviews

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Guy L. Apr 25, 2019
Piano · In home

Excellent lesson, very informative.

Sophia P. Feb 27, 2019
Piano · In home

As an adult in their 50's who failed music in junior high school, I never thought I could learn to play an instrument. I cannot say enough about how wonderful and patient Andy has been. Initially I was even more afraid because I remember how emotionless and stern my sister's piano teacher was back in the 1970's. Andy is more than personable and answers all questions in a way you can understand them when you know nothing about music. You never feel intimidated and rather you always feel encouraged. After four lessons I am really enjoying it and a lot of that has to do with the instructor! I would recommend him to anyone of any age who wants to learn piano.

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Theresa D. Feb 27, 2019
Piano · In home

I am eight years old and Andy makes piano lessons so much fun!!!! I just love him.

Austin &. Jun 4, 2018
Piano · In home

My kids like Andy so much. He's patience and knowledgeable. I'm glad to choose Andy as my kids' piano teacher.

Douglas C. Jan 10, 2018
Piano · In home

Andrew was Personable informative and a good communicator.

carol yang Nov 10, 2017
Piano · In home

Very nice and patience. I enjoy every lessons and learned a lot from him already from the 3 lessons I took so far. Will definitely recommend and continue to take class from him !

Brian Jun 14, 2017
Piano · In home

Andrew tries to do all that he can to make you feel comfortable while learning. I have enjoyed my time during our lessons and appreciate his desire to see me be successful. Andrew is positive, flexible, and generous with his time. I recommend him if you are considering hiring a piano teacher.

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June May 21, 2017
Piano · In home

My 10 year son has had 5 lessons with Andy and is really enjoying them. Andy is very enthusiastic and positive and is a very good teacher.

Frank May 19, 2017
Piano · In studio

I have been out of practice for some years and Andy made me feel right back at home with those ivory whites!

Marie May 19, 2017
Piano · In home

Had so much fun with Andy! He was patient and thorough in his teaching. Can't wait to continue my piano playing journey!

Erin May 19, 2017
Piano · In home

Very good and patience teacher. I'm learning a lot!

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