Andrew Hanley studied music at Bristol University, specialising in 17th-century English music and organ performance. As an academic his work has been included in several publications, including Dictionary of National Biography and New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. For his MA (Mus) he specialised in the music of a rather obscure 17th-century English composer, Richard Mico.
Andrew has been a church organist since the age of 14, and has been director of music in churches for many years, in London, Tunbridge Wells and now in Salisbury. By profession, he is a music publisher, currently managing the editorial team at Edition Peters in London – before this he worked for the music publishers Boosey & Hawkes.
Andrew moved to Salisbury in 2016, with his wife Sara Cunningham (a soprano and singing teacher who has a private teaching practice and is former head of vocal studies at the London College of Music Junior College) and children Elizabeth (a chorister at Wells Cathedral and an oboist) and Edward (a pianist, drummer and recorder player).