In Andrew’s career as a singer he was worked with The English National Opera, Scottish Opera, and various Opera Houses / Companies and Orchestras across Europe. He has been lucky enough to study with leading teachers including Sir Donald McIntyre, Stafford Dean, Janice Chapman, and Philip Doghan.
These experiences have had a profound effect on Andrew’s teaching practice.
Over time he has developed a pedagogy that has paid back in dividends.
Within the last five years alone the pupils of Andrew Foan have gone on to achieve an unprecedented level of success in achieving places, and indeed scholarships, at the country’s leading conservatoires for singers, and other centres of performance excellence.
He currently has ten pupils placed in:
- The Royal College of Music
- The Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- The Royal Northern College of Music
In four of these instances scholarships have been awarded at The Royal Collage of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
In the same period pupils have graduated from:
- Arts Ed
- Bird College
- The Guilford School of Acting
All these students are now performance professionals working in the creative industries, and many still return to Andrew for regular lessons.
This success is derived from a set of core principles. He believes that voices should be developed in a safe healthy way, enabling singers to adapt their voices to range of singing styles. Andrew knows that putting theory into practice plays a valuable role in a singer’s education, and is dedicated, whether through performance or masterclasses, to providing such opportunities.