Andy Price

Dave Anderson

Date of Birth: 15.07.68.


  • Judgemeadow School,
    Marydene Drive,Evington,Leicester. (1979-1984)
    Qualifications gained.
    GCE ‘O’ Levels: (06.84)
    Mathematics. B
    English Language: B
    English Literature: B
    History: B
    Geography: C
    Religious Studies: B
    French Language: C
  • Charles Keene College of Further Education.
    Painter Street, Leicester.
    GCE ‘A’ Levels: (06.87.)
    English Literature: B
    History: D
    Geography: C

    Associated Board (Royal School of Music)
    Grade 1,2,3,4,5,6 Practical (Piano)
    Grade 5,6 Practical (Slide Trombone)
    Grade 1,2,3,4,5 Theory of music.
  • De Montfort University,
    Leicester. (1993-1997)
    BA (Hons) 2.1.
  • University of Leicester,
    Leicester. (2002-2004)
    School of Social Work.
    MA Dip. Social Work.
  • University of Northampton. (2005-2006)
    Music Leadership in the Community.

Employment History.

  • 1987-1989.
    MK Lasertech
    4, Church Street Leicester.
    Occupation: CNC/CAD CAM Programmer.
    I was responsible for producing laser cut tools, drawings and cad/cam machine codes to produce industrial cutting tools for the print finishing industry.
  • 1989-1991.
    I worked as the keyboard player in a band in Germany.
  • 1991-1993.
    I worked in a small recording studio that I set up with a friend. We wrote soundtrack music for a wide variety of corporate applications and also developed jingles for various radio stations.
  • 1993-1997
    Whilst studying at De Montfort University I also began working for Polygram Records in Lisbon, Portugal on a sessional basis. I became known to them after I helped to produce a demo for a Portugese band that they decided to subsequently sign. As a result I was able to work extensively in Portugal with many Portugese and Brazilian musicians.
  • 1998-2000
    I opened and managed a small shop selling rugs, kilims, throws and cushions etc. Although the business broke even, it never really made any money. I decided to close the shop.
  • 2000-2002
    Residential Social Worker.
    I worked for the local authority with young people who were ‘looked after’ in the Care system. This inspired me to undertake a masters degree in social work which I began in September 2002.
  • 2002-2004
    I studied for a Masters Degree/Diploma in Social Work at the University of Leicester.
  • 2004-
    Social Worker, (24 hours per week)
    Leicester City Social Care and Health Directorate
  • 2004-
    Piano Teacher. (5 hours per week)
    Rushey Mead Senior School,
    Melton Road,
  • 2004-
    Community Musician.

I have had several opportunities to work with Sly Arts, undertaking music workshops with young people in youth work, educational, prison (young offenders institute) and other settings. Sly Arts has also work with young mothers groups and prisoners in adult prisons.

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