Educational Work


Andy has been a Rockschool examiner since 2010 conducting thousands of exams all over the world. Contributing extensively to the RSL 2018-2024 Bass Guitar syllabus, arranging over 60% of the Bass Guitar pieces across all grades.

Andy provided composition and arrangements of all unseen tests for the RSL 2018 -2024 Bass Guitar syllabus.

Andy was a part of a month long residency at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios recording Bass Guitar and Keyboards across the entire RSL 2018 –2024 Guitar, Bass and Drums syllabi.

Bass arrangements;


Hit the Road Jack

New Rules

Shape of You

Grade 1;

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

Family Affair

Psycho Killer

She Sells Sanctuary

Grade 2;

If I Were a Boy

Molly’s Chambers

Never Gonna Give You Up

Running Away

Grade 3;


London Calling

Money for Nothing

Moves Like Jagger

Sex Machine

Grade 4;

Broken Hearted

Pull Up to the Bumper

Rock Your Body

Grade 5;

Get Lucky

Mr Brightside


The Bottle

Whipping Post

Grade 6;

Everybody Dance


Something's Missing


Grade 7;

Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick

Only So Much Oil in the Ground

You Oughta Know

Grade 8;

Ashes to Ashes

Tommy the Cat

Recording credits:

(All recording credits are for Bass Guitar unless otherwise stated)

Drums syllabus:


Untitled (How Does it Feel) (Bass, Rhodes)


The Dock of the Bay

My Name Is

Grade 1;

In the Midnight Hour

Yeah (Synth Bass)

Grade 2; 

Losing My Religion

Maggie May

Grade 3;

Smooth (Bass, Piano, Percussion)

Word Up

Play That Funky Music

Rappers Delight

Grade 4;

Sweet Home Alabama


Let’s Dance

In my place 

Grade 5; 

Don’t Let Go (Bass, Piano)

Hold the Line

Window Seat (Bass, Rhodes)

Hard to Handle

Chuck E’s in Love (Bass, Rhodes)


Grade 6;

I Got You (I feel good)

Ziggy Stardust



Grade 7;


Family Affair (Bass, Keyboards)

Cry me a river (Bass, Keyboards)

Guitar syllabus:


Hey Joe

Ain’t No Sunshine


Grade 1;

Rolling in the Deep

The Man Who Can’t Be Moved

Grade 2;


Helter Skelter

Sweet Soul Music

What Makes You Beautiful 

Grade 3;

Thinking Out Loud

Grade 4;

Our Generation


Grade 5;

Pick Up the Pieces (Rhodes)

Lose Yourself 

Love on Top

People Say

Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be

Grade 6;

If I Ain’t Got You (Bass, Piano)

I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bass, Keyboards)


Grade 7;


Grade 8;

Kid Charlemagne 

Spanish Joint

Cry Me a River

Bass syllabus:

Grade 3;

Moves like Jagger (Bass & Rhodes)

Grade 4; 

Pull Up to the Bumper

Grade 6;


Somethings Missing

Ye Yo

Grade 7; 

Only So Much Oil in the Ground

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

You Oughta Know

Spanish Joint

Grade 8;

You Can Call Me Al

Ashes to Ashes