One of the most important aspects of learning music is to develop confidence playing to others. To help this process Andrew organises regular Student Concerts, usually twice per year. All students are encouraged to take part in these concerts, but only if they wish to of course! Family and friends are invited to attend.
Andrew also performs in each Keyquest Music concert, showing students what is possible with continued work and playing experience.
The atmosphere is informal, friendly and non-competitive. This is especially important - many players seem only ever to have the chance to play in competitive Music Festivals, which are usually very formal, and often a negative experience. As the great 20th century composer Bela Bartok put it, "competitions are for horses, not musicians!"
In recent years all Keyquest Music concerts have taken place at The Guildhall, Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Central Milton Keynes. In 2014 our concerts moved to the larger Chrysalis Theatre in Willen, which provides an outstanding professional venue with a stunning grand piano.
These concerts provide a good way of supporting charity - ALL Keyquest Music concert revenue is paid directly to the advertised charity.
Between 2014-2018 our concerts have raised more than £9,000 for the Camphill Community - an astonishing achievement! Thank you to all who supported these events!