© 2017, 2018 by Andrew Hodges & Rod Paton

ABOUT

Andrew Hodges

Andrew has been described as having all the characteristics of a polymath; someone whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas.  His two principal passions are classical music and new developments in the field of sound & music.  However his other fields of knowledge include the philosophy of yoga, neuro-linguistic programming, web-based marketing, business management, training, personal & team development, rather poor French and developing applications in improvisation theory.

Andrew's original training was as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music.  His musical career has been wide and various including having been Head of Music in a central London school.  This was followed by success in a sales role as a global account manager for an international corporate and as a consultant trainer with experience extending across the UK, Europe and China. 

Based now in Gloucestershire (UK) his time is spent across a number of roles:

Most people know of Andrew as a violinist but over the years he has spent a considerable amount of time working with the business community helping with the development of business teams.  From time to time, in the middle of business activities, he has surprisingly (yes, surprisingly) found himself borrowing from his musical experience as a potential method of progressing a business problem. In the process of working with people, odd parallels have emerged between the way music works and the way we might adopt a musical approach to a non-musical problem.

 

The juxtaposition of these aspects of human endeavour seems at first sight to be, to say the least, awkward. Most people would consider them to be incongruent and incompatible. A cursory glance would suggest that the world of the office doesn't seem to uphold many of the values associated with those of the musical world except perhaps competitiveness and elitism.

 

And yet, and yet...

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Andrew says: "There is so much reward if you are prepared to let go of the well-trodden path. Experimenting, pushing the boundaries and ultimately freeing up your creativity and personal effectiveness await you just beyond the limited horizon of the rules of the system. It is your access to creativity, play and ultimately the realisation of the full expression of your own truth."