Andrew Negus

Andrew Negus

Andrew Negus

Percussionist/Composer/Producer/Music Educator


Qualifications:

Masters of Teaching (Secondary) – University of Western Sydney

Bachelor of Music – University of Western Sydney


Affiliations:

NSW Band Association

Hills Music Academy Inc.

BOSTES/NSW Teachers Institute

D’Addario Education Collective

SABIAN Education Network


Info:

Andrew started playing percussion in 1998 through the Crestwood Primary School Junior Band. It is now 18 years later and he is still playing percussion in many different styles, such as rock, jazz, big band, concert band, orchestral, country, electronic, funk, acoustic and many more. Playing across Australia with many ensembles as well as abroad. He has also extended his instrumentation to be proficient in guitar and handy with keyboards and synthesizers.

“Authorised Anarchy” – 2014 (Photo by Andrew Negus)

Out of the array of instruments he plays his personal favourite is the vibraphone. This can also be noted through his biggest passion in music, composition. He has composed for a number of ensembles and instruments. One of his most noticeable would be “Spooky Metal” (2010) for Vibraphone Duo. He has also composed for film and other screen media.

Still shot from Jagged Stone’s “Take Control” video clip

He was the drummer for the successful Sydney country rock band ‘Jagged Stone’ from 2010 till 2014. He was a contributing songwriter to the ensemble. Synth, extra guitar and percussion work was also carried out by him during recording sessions.

Promo shot from Jagged Stone EP launch

He wishes to share all his knowledge from all of his experiences so far with others to help further educate his skills as a musician as well as mentor many future fantastic musicians. From 2014 – 2015 he was teaching music at Riverstone High School in Western Sydney and is currently looking for teaching employment. At high school he has also taught, and continues to teach, Technology Mandatory (Woodwork, Computers & Video Game Making) and Special Education. He services are provided as a session musician, tutor, teacher, producer, musical director and composer.


Twitter: @neguspercussion

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/andrew-negus

Other online profiles:


Andrew Negus performing with HMA 2008


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