Andrew studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he was the winner of an instrumental award enabling him to study with Ronald Moore and with Julian Farrell. On graduating, Andrew joined the post-graduate course of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where his principal teachers were John Davies and Antony Pay.
As a clarinettist Andrew has performed with orchestras throughout the UK including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. As a conductor Andrew has worked with the Salomon Orchestra, the Oxford Sinfonia, Guernsey Camerata, The Wolsey Orchestra, the Singers of London, the Dorset Youth Orchestra and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew has been Musical Director of the Waltham Singers since September, 1983, and celebrated his 25th Anniversary Season, in March, 2008, with a commission by Roxanna Panufnik. In September, 2018, Andrew was appointed Deputy Principal of New Hall School in Chelmsford. Prior to this as Director of Music he conducted the school choir in St. Peter’s in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, St. Mark’s Venice, Westminster Cathedral and on BBC television. In February, 2018, Andrew returned to Italy with the school choir for a successful tour of Florence, Siena and Pisa.