Learn Practical Skills While Playing the Music You Love with a Professional of 20+ Years
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. For kids and beginners I recommend 30 minute lessons. If you are an adult or have more experience, you will get the most from 60 minute sessions. Send me a message if you have any questions. Looking forward to creating some great music with you!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2003
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education
Has background check
Andrew is an amazing teacher. I appreciate the fact that he really knows his stuff, and makes sure to incorporate a well rounded amount of info on all facets of guitar throughout his lessons. I’ve had a few guitar teachers in the past, and Andrew is by far the best one I’ve had. Certain teachers can bog you down with certain lessons/info where it’s easy to lose interest, ie- too much theory, or learning songs/books that aren’t what I’ve had in mind. I never experienced that with Andrew’s lessons. I’m always learning new things and never getting bored. As a guitar player, I’ve grown tremendously in the time that I’ve taken lessons with Andrew.
My son William started lessons with Andrew about a month ago and they just clicked! My son is very shy, but was able to open up quickly to Andrew because of their shared interests. Andrew is very patient and has such a strong knowledge of music theory. We were looking for someone that would be able to work with us in becoming more experienced and proficient in jazz music and Andrew has been able to align his instruction to my son’s interests perfectly. Over the past few weeks I have seen a notable growth and improvement in my son’s ability and approach to playing jazz riffs and his confidence has soared. Thank you for inspiring my son’s love of music and for sharing your knowledge with him! We are blessed to have found such a wonderful instructor.
Andrew is a fantastic guitar teacher. I started taking lessons with him 6+ months ago and have loved every minute with him. I grew up playing a few instruments but haven't picked one up in decades. Knowing this, Andrew is able to weave in general music theory into each of our lessons to help me uncover this knowledge that I thought I'd forgotten. Andrew is also incredibly patient in each lesson as some things I'm able to pick up faster than others. He also understands the demands of parenting and work that can impact how much practice one can put in each week and lets me lead the pace of our lessons. Another thing to note, Andrew has been teaching online lessons long before they became the thing during the pandemic. I don't know how he does this but he's able to record snips of each lesson where he's teaching me music theory, or how to play a finger picking pattern or a chord. Once my one-hour lesson ends, he sends me an 8-10 minute video of all the essential teaching from our lessons along with chord charts. He doesn't record me playing, so I don't have to wince through my not so perfect playing. I cannot recommend Andrew enough to anyone who is looking to pick up the guitar, looking to dust off their guitar technique, or just looking for someone who can help them learn to play some of their favorite songs.