Professor Andy Gleadhill is a Musician, Educator, Author, Composer, Ethnomusicologist and Teacher Trainer. He has over thirty five years experience as a professional Musician and Educationalist. As a performing musician Andy has played with some of the leading Recording Artists and Orchestras. Andy has had many papers and articles published on World Music and Music Education topics and has had seven books published on world music education topics and contributed the chapter on Music for the recently published academic book “Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education” (Routledge 2014).
Andy has worked at every level of music education from Early Years settings to Post Graduate teaching at Conservatoires and Universities around the world. For over fifteen years he has been, and remains, a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University Institute for Education where he teaches on the specialist secondary music PGCE course. Andy was for many years the Head of Bristol Arts and Music Service which he built into a leading music support service. He has also served on the Music Hub Advisory Group of Arts Council England. He is a member of the Royal Society of Musicians and serves on the Executive Committee of the British Musicians’ Union.
Andy has also worked as an examiner for the Guildhall school of Music and Drama and Trinity College London, has co-authored Trinity/Guildhall examination syllabus and has been retained as a consultant to the ABRSM. He is a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Singapore.
Andy balances his work as a professional musician with delivering training and professional development to both music and generalist teachers around the world through his unique intensive training and bespoke mentoring schemes.www.andygleadhill.co.uk