Andrew Raiher
Santa Monica, CA
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Andrew Raiher

Andrew R.

Santa Monica, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Many people know they can sing, enjoy singing and even perform well in many environments. But there are always things that you can't hear when you're singing. Indeed, built in to the singing mechanism is something that actually partially shuts down the ear, most likely to protect it from the sometimes very loud noises emanating from our vocal chords and resonant cavities. That's why it's essential to spend time bouncing off another very skilled person who can listen carefully and objectively.
For Broadway style performers, diction, projection and drama are just some of the things that need very special attention and with the right care can be the difference between being noticed and being hired

About Andrew R.

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.
Andrew

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Caroline
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It's been decades, and I feel like I've recovered a lot of confidence and ability already. Can't wait for the next one!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Georgia V.

Andrew is by far the best vocal coach I've ever had - he makes you feel so comfy and really knows his stuff. Every lesson is a total joy - cannot recommend anyone more!!

Posted Jan 12, 2020
Georgia V.
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Andrew is a total gem - and true expert at the craft and also so easy and great to work with!! So grateful!!

Posted Jul 19, 2019
nicolas
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Best instructor ever

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Evan
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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.

Posted May 23, 2017
Aron
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He is the one, do not search for any other teacher!

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Michael Kriegsman

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

Posted Jan 30, 2017
Tariq Jalil

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.

Posted Aug 29, 2016
Elizabeth TenHouten
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Amazing instructor

Posted Aug 15, 2016
Danny An

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.

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Dayton
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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.

Posted Jul 13, 2016
Wayne
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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.

Posted Jul 12, 2016
Lou Borenstein

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

Posted Jul 7, 2016
Mary Shao

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.

Posted Jul 6, 2016
Harold Casteel

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.

Posted Apr 21, 2016
Farouk R.
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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!!

Posted Sep 11, 2015
Paul
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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.

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Sam K.
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Great initial lesson! We're excited about the prospects for improvement!

Posted Jun 23, 2015

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Experience

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

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1997 - Present

Trinity College of Music

Supplementary Education
Sep 1991 - Present

Royal Academy of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Grade 8 Singing
Mar 1996

ABRSM

Grade 8 Violin
Mar 1995

ABRSM

Grade 8 Music Theory
Mar 1994

ABRSM

Affiliations

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.

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