Andrea Koelsch

Andrea K.

Santa Barbara, CA

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

Teaching since:
2007

I was born and raised in Germany where I spent most of my life. As long as I can think I've always loved music, and soon after I got my first guitar at the age of 13 I started to write songs. I moved to the US in 2011 and worked as a music director for a local non denominational church for the last 6 years, working with and leading bands, playing acoustic and electric guitar as well as bass. Before I moved to Santa Barbara I travelled throughout Europe to play concerts and I published 2 CDs with original songs. You can find my music on iTunes.

Experience

Music Director/Worship Leader
Jan 2011 - Sep 2013
Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara

Education

Degree in Economics
Aug 1988 - May 1991
College for Economics, Siegen, Germany

Languages

German
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Finalist in the American Songwriting Awards contest
Jul 2015
American Songwriting Awards

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6 Reviews

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Layla T. Oct 11, 2017
Guitar · In home

Andrea is fantastic!

david Oct 4, 2017
Guitar · In home

I really enjoyed my first lesson with Andrea and i’m Very much looking forward to our future ones.

Heidi Sep 6, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Our daughter needed an amazing instructor, and I needed someone who was flexible with our crazy schedule. Andrea was both, and we have been absolutely thrilled with our daughter's experience with her. She is a very gifted musician and teacher, and her patience, sweet sense of humor, and wonderful ability with children was a perfect match for our girl. Her guitar playing grew by leaps and bounds, which was wonderful, but we especially appreciated how much her confidence in playing in public grew as well. Our daughter also learned music theory with Andrea, which took her playing to a whole new level. Andrea is creative, fun, and loves teaching, and we are so thankful for her!

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Laura Sep 5, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I really enjoyed having Andrea as my guitar teacher. She is a kind, encouraging and supportive teacher. She was helpful in helping me focus on ways to improve and learn new strumming patterns.

Rachel Aug 25, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Andrea has been so great with my 9 year old. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week and has been steadily improving. I'm thankful for all the communication Andrea gives and the encouragement to my daughter. She is the best!

Bob Aug 25, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

First, I would like to start out that saying that Andrea is a very highly skilled musician, singer, songwriter and producer. Although she can play lead guitar, bass, a little piano, it is in the acoustic guitar where she truly excels in her talents and it is in this area in which I received my instruction.

I had the great fortune of taking lessons from Andrea for a season and was quickly impressed with her ability to effectively teach what she knows. Her approach is not merely in technique alone, but also in music theory, musicianship and musicality. It is these last two areas, in her ability to clearly and effectively teach the more abstract concepts of musicianship and musicality where I was the most impressed with her.

Andrea communicates her instructions very clearly and efficiently and yet does so by bringing a warm, gentle and encouraging attitude to her instruction while simultaneously challenging her students to excel and not get into bad habits.

On many occasions Andrea went out of her way to provide additional tools (recordings/videos) for me in order to assist my learning. These small gestures were both greatly appreciated and also helped me to grow in my abilities much more rapidly than if I were left to my own devices. Andrea is an absolute joy to work with.

I will be resuming my lessons again with her very shortly and would highly encourage anyone looking to improve their skills on guitar or bass to look her up.

She’s the best!

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