Andrew Raiher

Andrew R.

Santa Monica, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The piano unlocks all other instruments. Since it's a 'logical' (you play higher, it sounds higher and vice versa) instrument, it provides the perfect way to start a musical education for kids and adults alike. I specialize in rock, pop, blues piano and can help any students wishing either to start out or those wishing to extend their techniques in the styles mentioned above.
I've been told I have extraordinary feel and I'd like to have the opportunity to share with you how I achieve that!
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Andrew teaches



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

Teaching since:
January 2010

British born and Educated at London's prestigious Trinity College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music, my professional musical career has spanned over two decades to date. I have performed with world renowned acts such as Sia, Dave Stewart and Horace Andy, and have been a featured recording artist on many of the worlds most famous film scores while myself having authored or co-authored over 30 movie scores.
A Suzuki violin student since the age of 3, I added piano, guitar, singing and composition during my teenage years. The Suzuki method encourages advanced aural development from very early on and this has turned out to be my strongest suit. With my ear, I have impressed some of the most notable orchestrators, composers, directors and producers in London, Hollywood and the world over. In fact, it was these on the spot aural magic tricks that allowed me to impress the Hollywood composer that first invited me to Los Angeles to work on my first blockbuster. That opportunity led to many years of success in the industry and some notoriety.
I have always had a passion for teaching, sharing my knowledge with others and watching other people take immense pleasure in their own achievements. I have been told time and time again that I have a very special gift for teaching and I would very much like to share it with you, whether you want to learn an instrument, musicianship, ear training, composition, hone your vocal or mic skills or learn how to arrange an orchestral piece in just a few hours!
I look forward to talking to you about your specific needs and goals and having the opportunity to help you realize them in a fun friendly and authentic atmosphere.

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Music Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Andrew Raiher

I teach a variety of skills to all levels and ages from both my studio in Santa Monica as well as out of student's homes


Bachelor of Music
Sep 1997 - Present
Trinity College of Music
Supplementary Education
Sep 1991 - Present
Royal Academy of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Grade 8 Singing
Mar 1996

Grade 8 Violin
Mar 1995

Grade 8 Music Theory
Mar 1994


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Andrew R.

Multitracking technique, playing mic'ing and recording. Composed, produced, recorded and mixed by me.
Musical Directing and Performing at British Grove Studios in London during 'Alpha Papa' scoring

In the studio putting some more hours on the recording odometer

Playing out is what it's all about!

Recording again!


15 Reviews

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nicolas Oct 17, 2017
Music Recording · In studio

Best instructor ever

Evan May 23, 2017
Piano · In studio

Andrew was great at getting started back in piano and working on new pieces right away. He's got a great style and has me playing right away.

Aron Feb 12, 2017
Singing · In studio

He is the one, do not search for any other teacher!

Michael Kriegsman Jan 30, 2017
Guitar ·

Andrew is beyond impressive. As a musician and as a person. I look forward to a long musical relationship.

Tariq Jalil Aug 29, 2016
Music Theory ·

Andrew is a very knowledgeable musician with an almost encyclopedic array of songs and examples. He is always willing to listen to something you've wrote and explain to you what mechanics you may or may not be employing. He is also patient and fun in his teaching.

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Elizabeth TenHouten Aug 15, 2016
Guitar · In home

Amazing instructor

Danny An Aug 2, 2016
Vocal Training ·

Andrew is a highly knowledgeable and experienced teacher. He has a way with describing what's happening with your voice (instrument!) with diagrams and analogies. He's also got an awesome studio where he gives lessons. Relaxed and poised, Andrew will definitely help you understand and use your voice better.

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Dayton Jul 13, 2016
Singing · In studio

Andrew is an expert singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and a great teacher. Over the course of a few months, he's worked with me to hone my technique and to bring out the best in my voice.

Learning isn't always easy ... especially if you aren't born with a lot of natural talent. But Andrew is a patient teacher, and his expertise allows him to keep you focused on the fundamentals while trying new approaches to find out what works for you.

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Wayne Jul 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

Andrew really creates a very comfortable environment for the singer. I've never seriously sang in front of anyone before, so I had a bunch of apprehension about the whole experience. However, Andrew's confidence in me made me believe in myself. It's an honor being taught by Andrew, an experienced and professional teacher.

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Lou Borenstein Jul 7, 2016
Piano ·

Andrew is fun to work with and pushes me nicely to improve on my playing and theory.

Mary Shao Jul 6, 2016

Andrew is a great teacher. I have been learning with him for a few month, and i am seeing some pretty good progress of my violin.

Harold Casteel Apr 21, 2016

I am a total beginner with violin, and found Andrew on Reverb. I have studied music on and off for 40+ years. Andrew is the best music teacher I have ever had for any instrument (have studied voice, piano, guitar, mandolin). He is helping to make learning violin, normally considered a difficult instrument to master, as easy as possible. He is very clear and organized in his approach to teaching. I feel very fortunate to be able to study with him.

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Farouk R. Sep 11, 2015
Singing · In studio

first lesson was awesome, I came to Andrew needing help for a graded prepared singing assigned from school and I scored 100 percent thanks to his help and advice! I difinitly recommend Andrew if you need lessons!!

Paul Jul 22, 2015
Singing · In studio

I cannot praise Andrew enough. He is wonderfully sincere and I was immediately welcomed. As an introvert I know how hard it can be to sing in front of a stranger, but that was never the case with Andrew. I had never taken a single voice lesson, let alone sang at all, really. All that I knew was that I wanted to learn. In a short time, he was able to take my untrained, shy voice and turn it into a musical instrument that I enjoy immensely. I have a new found appreciation for singing thanks to Andrew and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking to either start anew, supplement, or expand on their musical skill set.

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Sam K. Jun 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Great initial lesson! We're excited about the prospects for improvement!

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