Andrew Keeping ARAM (Hons.) LRAM Prof. Cert. (Hons.)
ANDREW KEEPING is one of Britain’s leading guitarists whose exceptional talent and warm personality is winning new audiences for the classical guitar.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Andrew has taken part in masterclasses with John Williams, Julian Bream and Eduardo Fernandez. He has appeared at venues worldwide including broadcasts on both radio and television. He works in partnership with various international singers and instrumentalists. His intimate drawing-room recitals have included regular performances before members of the British Royal Family.
Andrew's reputation as a performer with flair and innate musicality were demonstrated with the release of his critically acclaimed solo C.D., "British Guitar" and two 'sell-out' recitals at London's South Bank. As a session musician his versatile playing can be heard in film music, TV ads and as a backing guitarist to some of the world’s most renowned Classical, Rock and Pop artists. His wide ranging repertoire has made him a much sought after performer. Andrew is also regarded as one of the countries foremost guitar tutors with many of his students successfully forging music careers in their own rite.
In December 2015 Andrew launched his long awaited album "Classic Guitar", featuring many of his audiences' most requested repertoire. The entire project was recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Andrew through his own record label KeepingMusic. This desire to record his own album from start to finish took him on a journey of discovery into the world of Music Technology. With over twenty-five years' experience in recording studios around the world, Andrew has taken this knowledge and set up his own Location Recording company. His recordings have received high praise from some of the most respected producers and engineers in the business for their clean, innovative and sensitive quality. Andrew teaches music technology from beginner to A-level standard, and several of his students have gone on to continue they studies at the ACM.
Andrew has produced and recorded music for albums in many different genres, and produced tracks for television commercials, jingles and corporate media. He has started working on soundtracks to small film projects and title music to promotional material. He has recorded on location for schools in the Kent area, and regularly produces and records Individual demo tracks for clients.
Since he and his wife became foster carers in 2004, Andrew has further developed his versatility and aptitude in working with children; including those that have learning disabilities, emotional, behavioural, and communication difficulties. Andrew has found recording techniques a powerful tool in helping children and adults with additional needs overcome many of the obstacles they face on a daily basis. His ground-breaking studies and work with Music Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Psychotherapists have demonstrated how Music Technology can play an invaluable role in providing a positive and life affirming experience. With his unique blend of humour, specialized knowledge and natural style, he is frequently asked to run lecture/masterclasses and workshops.
In 2001 the Royal Academy of Music rewarded his achievements and he was made an Honorary Associate of that institution.
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Andrew is an approved MfiT mastering engineer with official Apple certification on their MFit Providers List.
"Andrew has recorded solos and ensembles for our School CD at Sutton Valence . He has shown tremendous professionalism and the pupils have enjoyed working with him. He has always demonstrated the utmost care in his work, even in adversity, recording concerts in difficult locations and with minimum disruption to the performers and the audience. The results have always been top quality."
Phil Horley—Head of Music, Sutton Valence School
"I got a really professional, great sounding song with me singing lead vocals on it! Which my ego enjoyed, but I have to say what really surprised me was Andrew's tips and tuition which was a real education." Paul F
"Huge thanks yet again to Andrew for producing a slick, fast and perfect backing track for my One Woman Show - Never Fails! Such a talented Man!" Colette R.