- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+
- Teaching since:
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska I have played the piano since the age of 4. My parents used to tell me that I could stop and start whatever activities I wanted to whether that be playing baseball or participating in karate. The only thing I was not allowed to quit was playing the piano. At first I was not very good, I was not some musical prodigy, in fact some might say I was bad. I didn't like to practice, I just wanted to be able to play. Unfortunately that's not how learning an instrument works. It was not until middle school that I began to appreciate that my parents had made me play the piano because after 6 years I started to improve. This of course was because I started to enjoy what I was doing, and I started practicing more and more.
Eventually I made my way to becoming a singer and a composer but that's a whole other story. I graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Musical Theater. While there I was exposed to all different genres and became a respected vocal coach amongst my peers and alumni. I also successfully music directed several shows both at NYU and a children's theater in upstate New York. It is a gift like no other to be able to play any instrument and I am overjoyed to share that gift with all of my students past, present, and future.
Andrew is a great teacher. My son, who's 8 years old, enjoys to work with him and can't wait all the week for his next piano lesson. Andrew is really patient and friendly with the kids.
Andrew was super wonderful to work with. Not only is he a great pianist, he also has a great ear for finding the true meaning of a song. Singing makes me a little nervous, and Andrew made me feel comfortable and confident in my skills!
Andrew is incredibly patient with his students. He has helped me through many difficult pieces. I've never had a better instructor throughout 10 years of lessons.
Love taking lessons with Andrew! Helped me feel more confident for auditions.