Andrew Connors
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Andrew C.

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Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring bassists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the bass guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!

About Andrew C.

Music has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I have played many instruments over the years while performing with various groups in and out of school. Eventually I decided that music was how I wanted to make my living. Since earning my degree in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, I have been performing and teaching professionally. I have had the pleasure of studying and working with some of the finest musicians. Each day brings new and exciting challenges to be met. I have really enjoyed the journey to this point and am looking forward to more great things in the future.

My lessons are available to anyone who wants to grow musically. They can be as simple or as challenging as you like. I move at your pace and strive for every lesson to be a fun and rewarding learning experience. Whether you want to learn how to play your favorite songs or write a masterpiece of your own, I will help give you the tools to make your musical dreams come true.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music teaching room, amps, stands, effects pedals

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, Latin, Country, theory, improvisation, reading, learning songs, ear training, grooving and HAVING FUN.

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Braedon
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Andrew has been the best music instructor I've worked with. While there is great structure and implementation key fundamentals, he is all for self discovery as a musician and developing individual styles. He takes care to focus on the improvements as an individual as opposed to a cookie cutter mold for instructions. I've grown more than I thought I would in this time!

Posted Jul 28, 2021
Dean
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Andrew is fun, patient, knowledgeable and insightful. My skills and knowledge have grown vastly while enjoying every step along the way. Recommend him highly for anyone.

Posted Jul 12, 2021
Philine
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Andrew is a great teacher and person! I've really enjoyed taking lessons with him and have learned a lot! I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone learning to improve their guitar skills.

Posted Jun 24, 2021
Antonio
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I can't say enough about working with Andrew. He is able to work on whatever level you are at and also take you to the level you want to get to. I was hesitant to choose a teacher because there are so many here. From the first meeting I got so much from working with Andrew.

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Kiri
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I was a complete beginner when I started lessons with Andrew, but only a few months in I already feel like a moderately confident player. Andrew does an excellent job working with your interests and keeping his students engaged with what they're learning. If you already have a list of songs you want to learn, that's ideal! Andrew has been able to answer all of my questions and lead me to tools, tips, or exercises to strengthen any area of playing I want to focus on.
If you're inspired, interested, and put in the practice, I think Andrew is an ideal coach to turn you into a confident guitarist!

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Christopher G.
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Andrew has been a wonderful guitar teacher. I started as a beginner at age 40, and have developed many skills to play songs. His approach is to learn the songs you love, so you learn through playing not drills. However, I have asked for some drills to improve my knowledge of rhythm and lead guitar. His instruction style is easy to follow and allows for growth. I play in front of friends all the time and they are impressed with my playing abilities. I would recommend Andrew to any new or experienced guitar player.

Posted May 6, 2021
Dave
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Really enjoying learning from Andrew!

Posted May 5, 2021
Chris
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Very knowledgeable and patient teacher.

Posted Apr 27, 2021
Joe P.
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Best teacher. Great fun.

Posted Mar 31, 2021
Casey
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Able to quickly detect where my skill level and provide quality instruction! Great instructor!

Posted Mar 12, 2021
Stefan
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Strongly recommend Andrew for anyone interesting in learning guitar! Andrew is amazing guitar teacher and is incredibly easy going. I think what’s been most impressive about Andrew is his versatility and ability to really cater lessons to bring you wherever you want to go as a guitar player.

I’ve been playing guitar on and off for 10+ years and was really stuck because I didn’t know the first thing about music theory (especially as it related to guitar). I’ve been taking lessons with Andrew for 6+ months and it’s been a great investment. Ear training is so important with guitar and Andrew has brought me to a point where I can pick up notes from songs without needing tabs. We’ve covered everything from music theory (keys, chord theory, major/minor scales, root notes, octave shapes) to blues. I can now confidently play songs from Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan and licks from John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.

I remember our first lesson I asked him, “ So how long do you think it will take for me to be able to solo along with a track?”

“How about today?” -Andrew

Posted Feb 14, 2021
Nitzan
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Andrew is a fantastic teacher. He is an amazing guitar player yet the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. Super professional, knowledgeable, experienced, patient, funny - everything you’d want in a teacher!
My son has been learning the guitar for a couple of years with Andrew and I couldn’t be happier with his progress. His connection with Andrew was instant and he is always excited to learn more from him.

Posted Jan 26, 2021
Eric B.
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Andrew is simply a fantastic bass guitar teacher. He spells information out clearly and takes time to readdress material from a different angle if you are having difficulty understanding what is being presented. He is extremely organized and shares pertinent material/documents and video clips of himself from lessons to be used during practice. He pushes me beyond my mental and physical capabilities so I can attain musical growth, all with great patience. I can’t say enough about the man!

Posted Jan 19, 2021
Matt V.
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Perfectly on-point for my specific needs.

Posted Dec 22, 2020
Matthew T.
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Andrew is a true teacher. He's not just someone that plays guitar and shares what he's learned. He listens and crafts a lesson plan specific for you. I have improved much faster under his tutelage than my other teachers. He is easy to understand, even on complex topics. He is prompt, patient, prepared, proficient, poignant, and pleasant. I highly recommend giving him a try for any skill level.

Posted Dec 17, 2020
Lindsey C.
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Hi!

Andrew gave me 5 guitar lessons and he is a fantastic instructor. He was patient, clear, knowledgable and enjoyable to spend time with. I will be coming back for more lessons!

-Ben

Posted Dec 7, 2020
Dan S.
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Andrew’s knowledge and understanding of how to teach guitar is what makes him the best guitar teacher I’ve had so far out of the many that I’ve tried. He is patient, structured and conveys different ideas and ways to practice in an easy to understand format. I highly recommend him!

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Grover cohen
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Very easy going &knowledgable.works at your pace.wealth of knowledge.wish i had met him a couple years earlier would be a competent bassist by now.

Posted Dec 1, 2020
Gavin G.
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Fantastic and gifted instructor.

Posted Nov 25, 2020
Sal
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Andrew is very patient and caring. You can tell how passionate he is about playing. I took up lessons again after a 3 year hiatus and I have learned more in the past few lessons then I did in my prior 5 years of playing.

Posted Nov 10, 2020
Grant Robertson
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Andrew is the best online lesson experience I've had. He's always super-positive, always encouraging, and just generally has a great attitude. His lessons are very well adapted to the online format, giving you video clips of the important moments in your lesson and links to extra resources. I've tried multiple instructors and although Andrew isn't the most affordable teacher on TakeLessons, he is worth every penny. After trying several I chose to continue with Andrew and increase our cadence to 3 hours a week. I'm seeing improvement in my skills nearly every day with his guidance!

Posted Oct 15, 2020
Ryan
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Working with Andrew has taken me further in a few months than I've taken myself in 10 years of self-learning.

His patience makes learning painless. He's great at finding challenging but accessible songs to learn (that I never would have found on my own), and his ability to quickly learn and then teach songs I would love to play has been a pleasant unintended surprise.

Posted Oct 6, 2020
Jack L.
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Easy to talk to and understand. Gave specific tips and practice instructions. I'm looking forward to next lesson.

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Joseph
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Ive had several instructors in the past for very short amounts of time. Never finding one I truly felt was a good fit for me. Andrew is the first instructor that I feel truly listens to what I wanted to learn and the songs that inspire me. He doesn't come off dogmatic. Instead, while still focusing on basic principles that are essential for a beginner like myself, his approach is fresh, fun and modern. Eliminating the intimidating blocks that can come with learning a new instrument. What blew me away the most was that we are doing our lessons online. And their is no hindrance what can be achieved in the lesson through this format . I would say its been even better for me as I can go back and look at what we've worked on throughout the week. A tool that has been truly essential. We've only had two lessons and I'm already playing along to a Tom Petty song. I look forward to what's next. Hands down best Teacher I've ever had. Highly recommend.

Posted Aug 17, 2020
Thomas A.
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Andrew is very patient and took the time to listen/understand my interests and playing level before designing his lesson for me. Off to a great start!

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Tony K.
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Always great

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Sean G.
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Andrew is a stellar guitar instructor! He's patient, precise and our practice sessions are loads of fun. We're working on new stuff every week (currently, we're focused on finger-style). Anytime I get stuck, he helps me find where I'm tripping, break it down and get "unstuck" (thanks Andrew!)... His online video classroom setup is professional and looks\sounds crisp and clear.

Highly recommended.

Posted Jul 13, 2020
Christian D.
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Andrew is awesome! Super nice, eager to help in any way he can. Learned a lot in just the first lesson. Excited for many more weeks.

Posted May 26, 2020
Andrew P.
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Andrew is the coolest, most easy-going professional out there. He teaches you at your own pace, guiding you effectively through techniques, music theory, or simply learning your favorite songs (I gave him a challenging song to teach me and he was not only prepared, but excited and enthusiastic). A fantastic teacher through and through!

Posted May 26, 2020
John H.
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My first lesson was great. Andrew is patient and professional and clearly very experienced.

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Fred C.
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Andrew is an outstanding teacher and has the patience to work through challenges.

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Chris M.
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Andrew is super knowledgeable, and a super nice guy. He was also able to adjust his lessons to my particular needs and my pre-existing ways of thinking. I will be back ;-)

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Rick
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One lesson in with Andrew and I learned more than I self taught in years. Wish I would have done this a long time ago.

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Fred
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Andrew has a great disposition and desire to help you learn according to your goals

Posted Apr 13, 2020
Magnus
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In the words of my son ... it was amazing. Thank you Andrew!

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Monica H.
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He is a dream to have as a teacher!!

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Tony
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Andrew is a phenomenal instructor. He's a great player and spent a lot of time figuring out with me what my goals were. Lessons are extremely enjoyable and go by way too fast. I can't say enough good things. I'm so glad I signed up and got Andrew

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Jason S.

Andrew was nice and easy to understand.

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Chris M.
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Best Instructor ever! I learn something new every class! Andrew is a very patient and encouraging teacher. I highly highly recommend Andrew!

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Chris
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Andrew is the most amazing teacher ever! Very patient! Keeps the lessons fun with music I like. Offers tons of encouragement. I highly highly recommend him!!!

Posted Oct 1, 2019
Diana C.
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My 10 year old son has been taking lessons with Andrew for several months and we couldn't be happier. He's very talented and can pick up the tune of any song you throw at him. My son has learned to play songs featured in his favorite movies, which makes learning them much more enjoyable. Andrew has a way of making each lesson fun while still teaching new skills. He's a friendly, cool teacher and very patient with kids. He's flexible with schedules and responds to texts quickly. I highly recommend Andrew for guitar lessons for anyone who wants to learn.

Posted Sep 16, 2019
Staci
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I have been taking lessons with Andrew for almost two years. I have enjoyed every lesson and have gained knowledge and skill beyond my expectations!! Even when I’ve had challenges in practice time, Andrew meets me where I’m at and has the ability to make sure that I finish the lesson with challenges, new goals and guitar knowledge! I highly recommend him!

Posted Jun 11, 2019
Chris
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Very informative lesson, look forward to future lessons

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Staci H.
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Awesome!! I'm so excited about what I'm learning! Andrew is doing a great job!

Posted May 18, 2018
Staci H.
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Andrew is so gifted at listening to my guitar capabilities and then offering his own expertise to quickly improve my playing. He is positive and a lot of fun to work with!!

Posted Apr 20, 2018
Denise B.
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if patience is a virtue ... Andrew is a saint. encouraging, but firm. inspires student to explore creative and fun aspects of playing while still focusing on the technical. upbeat even on the difficult days so struggles don't make you feel like giving up but push you to succeed.

Posted Mar 25, 2018
Dave
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Three lessons in and so far, so good. Andrew is a great instructor. His patient and encouraging manner really make lessons both productive and fun.

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Annette B.
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Thank you for teaching me how to play B chord on the guitar.

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Staci H.
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Andrew was very attentive to my personal goals and level of knowledge with the guitar. I felt encouraged and inspired to work on the material he gave me. A great experience!!

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Tarun
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I've been taking lessons from Mr.Connors for quite a while now, and I must say that he is the greatest guitar teacher I have ever had. A year ago, before I met Mr.Connors, I used to be a the worst guitar player ever. I used to spend hours over hours in front of the computer screen trying to learn a song or some music theory, but I never seemed to get any better. I still continued to try, though, because I had a particular interest towards the instrument, but I couldn't shake off the feeling that i wasn't going in the right direction and that I needed someone to guide me. Mr.Connors was just the person I was looking for. He identified my skill level immediately and steered me in the right direction. Each song I was taught had a unique skill that I needed to master to make it through to the end. This made me realise the importance of the subtleties involved in playing guitar.

I just recently dived into music theory and sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of theory that I have to learn, but Mr.Connors knows how to light my spirits up. Watching him play, I realise that I can take my guitar to the next level with just a little more effort. This motivates me to spend more time on the instrument, and I got to say I have never been more interested in the guitar than I am right now.

Overall Mr.Connors is nice, polite, patient, funny, and an exemplary guitar player and teacher (If that wasn't obvious already). Looking back I realise I've come a long way from a year ago, and I have Mr.Connors to thank for everything. I know I'm going to keep learning from him as long as i still want to get better.

Posted Jun 12, 2017
D
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Andrew for some time now, and I must say that he is by far the best teacher I've ever had. He never rushes you out and he genuinely cares about your musical development. I started taking lessons from Andrew to prepare for my music auditions for college. He put much effort into teaching me all that I know about ear training, music theory, improvisation, and my technique as a guitarist. I accredit Andrew in playing a fundamental role in my acceptance into Berklee College of Music. Not only has he helped me get accepted into Berklee, but within a short time of taking lessons with Andrew, I soon had the ability to play songs that once were beyond my skill level. I never imagined that I would be able to replicate Toni Iommi's riffs and John Mayer's finger-picking patterns, but Andrew knew how to solve the problems in my playing that I was struggling with. I honestly never thought I would get past those problems. He knows how to teach you in a way that makes an intimidating lick, not so difficult to play after all. He also teaches you HOW to practice to perfect your technique, which improved my playing dramatically.
All in all, I feel so blessed to have found Andrew and been a student of his. He's not only a fantastic musician, but overall he's an amazing person - friendly, caring, funny, down-to-earth, encouraging, patient, and honest. I consider Andrew not only my guitar teacher, but a mentor and trusted friend. Going to lessons is something I look forward to every week. I cannot thank him enough for playing such a big role in my musical journey and impacting my life in such a great way. You rock, Andrew <3

Posted May 16, 2017
John
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Very patient. Excellent teacher

Posted Feb 20, 2017
John D.
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Had a good lesson!

Posted Jan 22, 2017
Rob S.
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Very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with. Generally awesome to work with.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
John H.
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Great start

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Tina A.
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Very patient and encouraging!

Posted Nov 15, 2016
Richard
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wonderful !!

Posted Nov 5, 2016
Michael
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I am really enjoying lessons with Andrew.

Posted Aug 22, 2016
B K.
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I just started taking guitar lessons and Andrew has been an excellent teacher. He has the patience and teaching knowledge to inspire even the most novice player. His lesson plans are customize to the needs and goals of the student which makes learning fun. He provides a good mix of practical application and music theory. I am amazed what I have learned so far because of Andrew's ability to break down complexities and help the student build cords sequentially. I highly recommend Andrew as a guitar instructor.
BK

Posted Jun 16, 2016
Chelsea P.
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He's awesome and really understanding. I can't wait to work with him further.

Posted May 28, 2016
Kevin
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Andrew has given my daughter the knowledge and the confidence that as a beginning guitar player is giving her much success. He offers a very comfortable atmosphere and is very friendly and has a great personality that makes it even easier for my daughter as a new player. Also he is very accommodating as far as scheduling of the lessons.

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Bob B.
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Andrew is a great teacher! He is really patient and easy going. He makes my daughter feel really comfortable during the lessons which I think is very important for a beginner. I would definitely recommend Andrew to everyone!

Posted Mar 4, 2015
Sarah C.

Andrew naturally has an ear and talent for music, always has. His passion for music started self taught and advanced throughout his professional career. His music range is wide spread stylistically, thus as a teacher he can focus on many different areas with each of his students. His improvisation skills are effortless both on stage and in our jam sessions. Andrew has a way of teaching that makes learning music very approachable. He is patient and well thought out about the process. Always fun to watch on stage and a joy to work with.

Posted Aug 21, 2014
Jared J.
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Andrew is a fantastic teacher!
He will go at your pace and make sure he is focusing on what you really want to accomplish. not to mention he is an actual gigging musician so he plays a lot. If you want to play in a band or play with a group he has feedback on that information for you as well!
I personally don't think you could go wrong with a teacher like Andrew.

Posted Aug 18, 2014
john H.
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Andrew's fantastic musicianship mixed with a low key personality,
is the perfect recipe for a great music instructor.
Aspiring bass players should capitalize on his ability to play
both fluid single note lines-and this is key-his incredibly
funky bottom end. Non-bassists, never fear. He also has the solid music
theory thing down so there is something for everyone to take your musical knowledge to the next level.

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Nick T.
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Andrew is a very professional teacher. He taught me a ton about music theory. He is an excellent guitar and bass teacher. There is no one I would rather have teach me. I would highly recommend Andrew as a teacher to anyone who wants to learn how to play guitar.

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Jessica H.

I have known Andrew for a long time professionally and personally. Besides being a great friend, he is a wonderful professional musician with a knack for teaching. Being very personable, Andrew is easy to get along with. He takes the time to explain things and is very patient.

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Shanon L.
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Andrew is more than a capable and patient music instructor. He is an outstanding and insightful musician himself. Not only does he listen carefully to what the student wants to learn so that he can carefully tailor the lesson to meet their needs and wants, but he cares more than most and puts his heart, soul and 110 percent effort into making sure each student reaches their goal. Andrew is reliable, knowledgeable, always professional and extremely talented.

I have never been disappointed in Andrew's ability as a musician and teacher. If you hire him for music lessons, you will not be disappointed, and you will learn more than you thought you could... especially if you practice. ;)

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Lisa C.

Set Me Up For My Career

Andrew was my first bass teacher and I think that he's still one of the best teachers I've had. I had already been playing for a few years, but I felt like I was missing some of the knowledge that all musicians should have.

Andrew was extremely patient and very knowledgable. When we were learning things I was unfamiliar with (I.e. Modes, syncopation, reading, etc.), not only did he explain these things completely, but he then showed me how to use them in the real world. He taught me effective practicing routines, helped me with my horrible left and right hand technique, and showed me that theory really isn't as scary as it sounds.

I'm now living in Nashville pursuing the whole music thing. I don't think I would have been as successful down here without Andrew's help. Loved our lessons! Thanks, dude!

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Robert T.

Great Bass lessons for all levels

Andrew is an amazing musician and bassist. He can instruct in all components of bass playing: music theory, technique, ear training and more. I have been playing for many years and get great benefit from Andrew's lessons.

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Michael H.

Awesome Instructor

I have been studying the bass with Andrew for just over two years with a concentration on Jazz theory. Andrew uses a step by step approach geared to my learning style - we have switched directions several times. Andrew's attention to detail and his desire for me to learn the right way is more than impressive. There have been lessons where I have not played a note but instead focused on reviewing different concepts. I'm fifty-seven years old and things don't come as easy as they use to and I really appreciate Andrew's patience and availability. I highly recommend Andrew for someone who is serious about learning to play the bass.

Posted Apr 14, 2014

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Experience

Private Instructor
Oct 2003 - Present

Andrew C.

Performing Musician
Oct 1995 - Present

Andrew C.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education
Jan 2006 - May 2010

University of the Arts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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