Andrew S. Coxon is a practising classroom music teacher with 40 years’ experience, currently teaching music part-time from Year 7 to A level at the Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton. Until taking retirement from full-time teaching, he had been Head of Department in three secondary schools, and in each he was involved in annual musical productions and ran a wide range of instrumental and vocal groups. He has been involved in examination work with one of the major examining boards for 36 years and has held senior posts at GCSE and A level for some time. Examining work includes examined assessment and moderation of coursework. He has co-authored two student books for new music specifications, one for GCSE, the other for AS/A2. He is an experienced composer and arranger, actively making music in a variety of ways, inside and outside school.