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Founded in 2010, but open in Dowlais since Sept 2011, Merthyr Music offers instrumental tuition in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our teacher is experienced in teaching both the ABRSM and Rockschool syllabus to achieve excellent results in your exams, as well as other non exam related material. So whether you want to just learn for fun, work towards formal exams or a little of both we are here to help.

Our tutor is fully Qualified and Experienced for your peace of mind

Andy Herbert B.A.Mus

Andy is a multi-instrumentalist and a Graduate of Kingston University where he studied Music with Sound Recording.

Andy has been a musician since the age of eight and achieved Honours in Grade 8 at the age of seventeen. Andy has been teaching since 2001 and is the owner of Merthyr Music and tutor for Piano, Drums and Guitar.

Before going into business for himself in Merthyr, Andy has previously taught for Forte School of Music, Dawsons Music Academy, Tonypandy Community College (Peripatetic) and Mayzmusik in Abergavenny.

Andy is proud to note that his students have to date enjoyed a 100% pass rate in ABRSM and Rockschool Exams

Our Teaching Studio

Our Instruments

Piano students will be taught on our Yamaha U3 piano. This is a professional quality upright suitable for all standards of players, maintained to a high standard.

Students can learn just for fun or follow the ABRSM syllabus for Graded exams.

Guitarists can learn in a variety of styles for Electric or Acoustic Guitar. We encourage students to bring their own Guitar along to lessons but have ours available should you need to use them prior to buying your own. Andy will also use these when demonstrating and playing along with you. We use Line6 amplification and Pod HD Modelling to allow a wide variety of styles. Again you can learn just for fun but those wishing to can follow the Rockschool or RGT Syllabi for Graded Exams

How often do you see 2 drum kits in one room? It might look like overkill, but with our Mapex V-Series and Sonor Force 2007 drum kits, students are able to play simultaneously with their teacher which is great when trying to master your timing and of course also makes it easier for Andy to demonstrate parts to you. All you need to bring is your Sticks and Book! As with Guitar lessons you can learn for fun or follow the Rockschool Syllabus for Graded Exams.