Andrew Keeping’s reputation as one of the country’s most notable guitarists, teachers and pioneers of the instrument has led him to all corners of the planet, working with some of the finest musicians, composers, musicologists, and institutions. He is a much sought-after performer, producer, speaker, and lecturer and is a regular favourite of the British Royal Family.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. His reputation as a performer with flair and innate musicality were first demonstrated with the release of his critically acclaimed solo CD, British Guitar and two 'sell-out' recitals at London's Southbank Centre. He has appeared at venues worldwide including broadcasts on both radio and television. As a session musician his versatile playing can be heard in film music, TV ads and as a backing guitarist to some of the world’s most illustrious rock and pop artists. 

Andrew’s close affinity to the works of British composers has not only led him to champion major contemporary works, but also encourage composers to write for the instrument. His articles and interviews have been published by a variety of musical press.

In 2015 Andrew set up his own recording company, KeepingMusic, working as a producer and composer of music for soundtracks and artists’ albums. In 2021 KeepingMusic teamed up with New Planet Film and Media to create the production company KeepingMedia. 


With an intricate understanding of neurodiversity born out of two decades of fostering children with learning disabilities, emotional, behavioural, and communication difficulties, and a firm belief in the boundless capacity for transformation, Keeping has worked closely with an array of therapists in merging music and neurodiversity.  His work has helped transform the landscape of therapeutic interventions and educational approaches in paving the way for individuals with neurodivergent profiles to achieve new levels of cognitive functioning, social interaction, and personal growth.


Andrew has become an instrumental figure in reshaping the narrative surrounding disabilities in music. One of Keeping's notable contributions has been the establishment of platforms and initiatives that amplify the voices of disabled artists, fostering a supportive community that celebrates their unique abilities. He has organized inclusive music festivals, talent showcases, and workshops that provide a safe and inclusive space for musicians with disabilities to showcase their skills, collaborate, and network with industry professionals. These initiatives offer a platform for artistic expression and challenge preconceived notions and stereotypes, inviting audiences to appreciate the wealth of talent beyond conventional boundaries.

Furthermore, Keeping's work extends beyond the stage, as he actively engages with policymakers, industry leaders, and organizations to advocate for greater accessibility.

In 2018 Andrew helped set up the Charity FASD Awareness. FASD Awareness was established to support the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and improve the quality of life of those living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD's). After 4 years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees he stepped down to become the CEO of FASD Awareness in 2021. 


In 2001 the Royal Academy of Music rewarded his achievements, and he was made an Honorary Associate of that institution. In 2017 Andrew was awarded a Fellowship of the Independent Society of Musicians (ISM). He now sits as a director and council member of the ISM.

Welcome to Andrew Keeping - Classical Guitarist

“Andrew Keeping goes a long way to justify a position as Julian Bream’s natural successor.”

Classical Music on the Web.


As a performer, Andrew can capture the spirit of new music instinctively. As an interpreter, he can fulfil the composers wishes and can put the music across to the audience with conviction. What more can a composer want?"

Oliver Hunt

(Composer/ Professor of Classical Guitar/ Musicologist)


"...stylish...considerable virtuosity..."

(Ham & High) 


" further evidence of his status as an artist of taste and skill."
(Musical Opinion.)


" A genius with the classic guitar."
(Western Telegraph.)


" He has done more than most to promote British solo guitar."
(London Evening Standard.)

Contact Andrew today!

If you have any queries or wish to book Andrew for a concert or event please contact him:


+44 07973 129951 +44 07973 129951


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