Andra Suchy

Andra S.

Minneapolis, MN

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Andra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2010

Raised on a beef and wheat farm in North Dakota by folk musicians, Andra began touring and performing at festivals at a young age. Classically trained and a veteran of musical theater, the guitar-playing singer moved to Minneapolis in 1996, where she has gone on to make a name for herself as one of the finest vocalists around.
A regular performer on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Andra has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, rock, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner.
Although mainly known as a vocalist, Andra has been quietly honing her songwriting craft, self-releasing a solo album in 2006 called Patchwork Story. She is signed to Grammy-winning label
Red House Records, and has released her new album Little Heart. Full of infectious originals, the album is a twang-tinged mix of country, rock, folk and blues, which is sure to be a favorite on Americana and AAA radio. Already generating a lot of buzz and media interest, this album shows that Andra is poised to become the next big voice in country, Americana and roots music.

3 years as a vocal teacher at The School Of Rock

1 year at St. Olaf College and Bismarck State College studying music theory and composition.

*** Lesson Details ***
We will start with warm ups, and talk about fundamental ins and outs of singing such as breath, intonation, and protecting your voice. We will pinpoint where you are as a singer whether you are just starting out or have lots of experience. You will have clear knowledge of what to work on between lessons to reach the goals we set together that are tailored individually for you. You will wind up with a skill set for singing that will stay with you wherever your singing may take you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: pro tools, PA, microphones, keyboard, wurlitzer, guitar, bass, additional seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in Folk, Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, Beginning theory, and twelve years as a nanny so also young children

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Vocal Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
School Of Rock

Three years of experience as a vocal teacher for ages 6-18

Jan 1997 - Jan 2014

15 years experience as a nanny for all ages including special needs


Music Theory & Composition/Drama
Jan 1995 - May 1995
Bismarck State College
Music Theory & Composition/Norwegian Language
Aug 1994 - Dec 1994
St. Olaf College


Limited Proficiency


Nominated three years for Best Female Vocalist
Jan 2005
Minnesota Music Academy

Photos & Videos

Photo by Andra S.
Me with Emmylou Harris on A Prairie Home Companion 11/2008

Backstage at The Fargo Theater 2/2014
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2 Reviews

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Michael Nord Jan 12, 2017
Singing · In home

First singing lesson ever. We're starting on the basics, posture and breathing. Andra is pleasant, positive and supportive.

Adam G. Aug 26, 2015
Singing · In home

Andra is an amazing teacher. She help me find my voice and was able to help build confidence in myself as a singer. She is down to earth, professional, and makes each lesson worthwhile and enjoyable. If you want your friends, families, and audience members ears to perk up in awe when you start signing, Andra's lessons are the way to go.

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