Andrew Raiher

Andrew Raiher is a multi-instrumentalist composer and author of over 40 motion picture scores and sountracks. 

He is also an accomplished songwriter, producer and coach; passionate about music and helping people achieve their goals.

ANDREW RAIHER

MISSION

It is my passion to support people on their quest to fulfill their highest potential in filmmaking, musical performance, personal development and mindfulness. I am so grateful that I get to bring my years of experience, my talents and my abounding energy to collaborations and creative projects that uplift and inspire and transform us, individually and collectively.

I believe music has a unique power to bring us together, sharing a common language. I also relish the joy of witnessing mindfulness practice achieving the same expansion of both self and group consciousness and the positive change it brings. I am dedicated to using my gifts and passion for the good in life and people to contribute to a more peaceful, loving and harmonious world.

ANDREW RAIHER

COMPOSER

MY STORY:

I came to composition through a fusion of my work as a performer and my early and enduring love of the film medium. Through singing, playing the violin, guitar, piano, organ as well as bass and a variety of percussion instruments, I have recorded many thousands of hours of material for my scores, for other people’s scores as well as countless commercials and other works encompassing all media.

Being an award-winning filmmaker myself has given me a unique vantage point from which to understand the entire process at every level from script to release. I enjoy collaborating to create a unified vision in every setting.

With the many instruments and the skills I have acquired, I’m able to:

  • Have a deep understanding of the different timbres and textures of a wide range of instruments, allowing me to create rich and evocative soundscapes, tailored to the specific needs of each piece.
  • Be able to improvise, compose and record in realtime. This enables me to write in the presence of filmmakers, creating a uniquely collaborative writing experience.
  • Write music in a variety of styles, from classical to pop to electronic, giving me the versatility to create scores for any genre of film, TV show or commercial.

SELECTED CREDITS

UPCOMING:

2024    ANTONIA

2024    PALM ROYALE

2024    MARY PICKFORD: LOVE WILD


PREVIOUS:

2023    BARK (short)

2016    ROOTED IN PEACE

2015    BIOGRAPHY, BATTLES AND BERNARD

2014    KILLING OFF CONNOR

PREVIOUS (cont’d):

2014    CRY NOW

2014    IRONMAN VS. WARMACHINE (short)

2013    HELLO CARTER

2012    ELIJAH THE PROPHET

2012    WILL

2012    NEIGHBORS

2011    THE ORANGES

2011    RUSTED PYRE

2010    THE BIRTHDAY GIFT

PREVIOUS (cont’d):

2010    AMONG WOLVES

2009    VEILED

2007    REDLINE

2004    THE WORLD OF STUPID

2004    I’M FAMOUS AND FRIGHTENED

2004    WORLD OF PAIN

2003    LOOSE LIPS

2002    HIDEOUS MAN

'ANTONIA' - STREAMING 3/4/24

ANDREW RAIHER

PRODUCER

In my work as a producer, I play a vital role in helping musicians at all levels realize their creative dreams. I provide guidance and support throughout the entire creative process, from songwriting and recording to mixing and mastering.

In helping develop their sound, I provide feedback on song structure, arrangements, and performance. I also help choose the right instruments and equipment, record in a way that captures their unique sound to maximize the creative workflow in their own environment or in my fully-equipped home studio.

As all musicians know, in the current media climate, music is just part of the picture. Visuals are a critical part of marketing artist’s work and I advise and assist in creating compelling content that will help build the right audience and following needed to meet any goals. 

As a producer I:

  • Help improve songwriting by providing feedback on lyrics, melody, and structure.
  • Help arrange songs in a way that is both creative and effective.
  • Record all genres of songs in a high-quality studio environment.
  • Mix and master the work to ensure that everything sounds its best and is always ready to release directly to all platforms, meeting and surpassing all industry standards.
  • Help facilitate and produce music videos and other promotional materials.
  • Connect with other musicians, songwriters, and industry professionals.
  • Offer guidance and support throughout the entire creative process.

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ANDREW RAIHER

COACHING

I consider coaching and the sharing of musical knowledge to be a responsibility and an honor as an experienced, educated musician. Having musically directed a wide range of ensembles – from chamber groups behind the harpsichord to ten piece classic rock groups behind the microphone –  I have a unique background as a performer that I bring to my coaching. 

My academic background as a student at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music allow me to customize learning programs for all of my musicians. My high level of musical training specifically supports the core of my coaching work which is typically supporting high level musicians who are looking to level up particular skill sets.

My experience as a composer has meant that musical form and theory have been foundational in my day to day work, giving me an opportunity to provide guidance to musicians in their writing process, including teaching the skill of visioning and executing an arrangement both ‘in the box’ and on the scoring stage or in the studio.

I find it immensely rewarding to play such a key role in people’s successes. I love watching my clients reach their goals and fulfill their potential.

My formal accreditations include:

  • ABRSM Grade 8 Violin
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Theory
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Singing
  • Daily Mail Young Composer of the Year
  • Trinity College of Music B.A. Operatic Tenor
  • Royal Academy of Music Alum

ANDREW RAIHER

PERFORMER

I am a classically trained musician and have played all over the world, across genres for audiences of every size. Starting with a childhood filled with violin performances, I took piano lessons and taught myself guitar. Thanks to a very well developed ear from starting the Suzuki learning system at age three, I was able to pick things up instantly and used this skill to collaborate with groups of all shapes and sizes as an adult. I’ve recorded guitar, voice and keys on countless recordings, on my own compositions (broadcast all over the world) and performed on every kind of stage. From the late Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee on the Australian stage in London’s Hyde Park to numerous television and radio appearances with now megastar Grammy-nominated singer, Sia, I’ve had extensive experience in pretty much any musical setting you could imagine.

Some notable performance credits include:

  • As a touring musician, guitars and keyboard with the Australian, Grammy-nominated, Sia.
  • Recording guitars for the Rolling Stones 
  • Touring musician with Vonda Shepard
  • Embarking on a World Tour with Survivor in 2024.

'LOS ANGELES' - A COVER

ANDREW RAIHER

MEDITATION

Meditation saved my life and I am dedicated to paying it forward and sharing it with everyone I can.

I found meditation at a time when the external world had run out of resources to continue trying to make me ‘happy’. In fact, I was in such a dire situation that I felt totally crushed in every waking moment, with no way to escape. Thankfully, I shared this with a friend, Bill, who simply responded “ Have you tried meditation?” Bill had been an avid practitioner all his adult life and considered it both absolutely essential and normal.

For the last ten years, I have been on an exciting journey of self-discovery and personal development. I have lost my mind, found it again and everything in between. I feel as if I still haven’t even really scratched the surface of what there might be to learn about the nature of my own consciousness, let alone the ‘great’ consciousness that we all share.

At the most basic level, all suffering comes from an unwillingness to accept any given set of circumstances as they are, creating mental, and often physical, tension. Without intending to minimize a person’s suffering, or the nature of their particular circumstance, acknowledging this basic truth creates an opening for a person to look for peace and equanimity within instead of without.

I am passionate about sharing the many benefits of meditation and I regularly lead groups and individuals in guided practices while assisting them in establishing their own practice.

It gives me such immense pleasure to share knowledge that can result in a person achieving a more present, more joyful, more peaceful and more authentic experience of themselves and those around them. I see it as a great honor and responsibility to be part of this journey for so many.