Andrew Geist

Andrew G.

Fresno, CA

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Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2010

Andrew has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at his studio or online, traveling to your location is acceptable upon attendance in person to his studio so he can get to know you a little more. Your lessons will be tailored to your needs not my own, I will adhere to your goals and help you refine them for long-term success

Andrew has helped students with beginning piano, advanced vocal techniques, refine their performances, and revealed the understanding, reason and motivation behind performances. Also he has educated students on introductory video productions methods, how develop a brand and introductory marketing. Lastly, Andrew has helped students create basic-moderate web design through word press, and how to keep it updated and current on your own. Andrew will give you the essentials you need to start creating/performing in any of these environments and pursuits.

Andrew received his musical training at Azusa Pacific University in 2014 where he received a Masters of Music in Composition with an emphasis in Film & Television writing. As an expert in his field, Andrew looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Andrew's teaching style is relaxed, understanding, and full of patience.

Again, for students who would like me to travel to them, I am asking that you please sign up and attend one lesson in my private studio before traveling arrangements can be made.

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Experience

Choir Director & Orchestra Director
Oct 2016 - Present
Northwest Church

- Responsible for worship leading for 8 am services
- In charge of creating set lists, pulling sheet music and prepping materials for technical departments prior to Sunday Services
- Responsible for directing both Spirit Choir & Gloryland Orchestra
- Responsible for scheduling vocalist, Spirit Choir, Gloryland Orchestra & worship band members for Sunday performances and weekly rehearsals
TO BE CONTINUED....

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Owner
Dec 2011 - Present
A Geist Production

This is my personal entrepreneurial endeavor call it a personal creative collection of my various works and creations.

Private Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Personal Studio

Taught privately in Fresno, CA children's piano and composition as well as vocal performance to various age groups.

Worship Pastor
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
The Way Fellowship Church

Worship leader, in charge of picking the appropriate music set for every Sunday. In charge of leading worship rehearsals and mediating relational issues between worship team members.
Music director, in charge of directing all musical activities and events for the church, in charge of educational materials and classes put on through the church.
Music Teacher, music theory, vocal, music history classes

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Music Instructor
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
The Way Fellowship Church in Association with GRIP

I was asked by my pastor and members of the Gang Reduction Intervention Program to volunteer my time and services as a music educator to at-risk youth and children.

Taught Vocal Lessons - Ages 6-18
Taught Piano Lessons - Ages 6-18
Taught Beginning Theory - Ages 6-18

Due to the unique nature of the students I worked with, a structured course material proved fruitless, however taking a reverse approach and allowing them to tactile place their hands on an instrument and make noise then introduce materials yield better retention and committed interest and attention.

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Education

Masters of Music Composition
Jan 2011 - Jun 2014
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in Performance and Composition
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Fresno Pacific University

Languages

American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Romanian
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Worship Fundamentals
Jan 2017
Worship University

May it be know that receipt of Certificate of Completion in "Worship Fundamentals" shows an understanding and comprehension of the following five fundamental worship principles according to Worship University:
1. The Heart of Worship
- Being able to worship in all seasons
- Knowing how to live from a Whole heart (or healed heart)
- Leading worship on and off the stage
- Understanding the difference between Heart and Gift
2. Biblical Insights
- Created to worship
- Understanding of Supernatural Torches and Musical Mantles
- Understanding Davidic Lifestyles of worship
- Understanding the tabernacle of David
- Understanding the Power of prayer, praise and proclamation
3. Developing a Lifestyle of Worship
- Worshiping in the Hurricane
- Understanding our Musical Metron
- The Pressures all Off
4. Why Do We Worship?
- Listening and Obedience
- Bravely Worshiping
- To Discover the Father
- Understanding Presence over Power
5. What is Worship
- Saying No to Impossibility
- Skillfully Praising
- Understanding and Distinguishing the Prophetic Worship
- Congratulations You're a Leader

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Film Production
Aug 2016
Future Learn

Future Learn will demystify the process of making a feature film. You will discover the key stages of how a film gets made and the different types of production.

Digital Storytelling
Aug 2016
Future Learn

This certificate covers a look at filmmaking theory and practice, and how they interact to produce good and even meaningful stories, helping you develop short films for digital platforms.

Whether fact or fiction, there are many principles and processes that make a story work on film, so that what viewers see is more than just a sequence of events, but is instead a compelling narrative, which holds their attention, makes them think and keeps them coming back for more.

We will cover all aspects of production – from how to research your story to adding the finishing touches in the edit. The course will address many issues along the way, including critical thinking; story structure; style; genre; ethics; legalities; practical techniques for camera, sound and lighting; and more.

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Awards

Individual Songwriting - 1st Place
May 2001
West Coast Assembly of God Association
Male Solo Vocal Performance 1st Place
May 2001
West Coast Assembly of God Association

Affiliations

BMI
Jan 2010

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

Hello! My Name is Andrew I am looking forward to being your teacher!

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This is a short interview with our associate pastor talking about his Father for Father's day.
Personal Composition and Arrangement. Personal Vocal Performance
Leading Worship

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Film Composition Example, How to effectively under score dialogue
Just a good times teacher!

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Original Worship Song written & performed by yours truly.
Wordpress is a unique subject! Every site is different and every editor is different.

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This video is a personal production utilizing green screen keying and various other advanced video editing skills and storytelling!
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10 Reviews

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Catherine Mar 9, 2017
WordPress · Online

Andrew was very patient and explanatory- he is thoroughly knowledgeable in WP and offered to help in several ways that I hadn't thought about.
I look forward to future ongoing lessons as I expect my end product to be exactly what I want.

Lily Mar 6, 2017
WordPress · Online

Andrew is very knowledgable and always does his best to help me work through problems I am having! He is patient, understanding, and great at what he does.

John T. Feb 13, 2017
WordPress · Online

Andrew was great to work with - very thorough and good communication skills.

Tom F. Jan 23, 2017
WordPress · Online

great pacing, got familiar with WordPress, very patient. Look forward to my next lessons.

Austin H. Dec 1, 2016
Video Production · Online

Andrew was extremely helpful during the online lessons - he was knowledgeable about my equipment/computer, helpful in brainstorming ideas, and always there when questions came up.

Jim M. Oct 18, 2016
WordPress · Online

Andrew was a good listener, and was able to address my unique issues regarding WordPress. He was also good about telling me when he didn't know the answer...which is more important to me...a man must know his limits. Thanks.

Debbie A. Oct 7, 2016
Christian Gospel · Online

Down to earth type of teacher! Encourages you and makes you feel you can do it!!!

Robbie Latorre Sep 23, 2016
Piano · Online

My daughter loves to learn and listen what the teacher teaches her. The teacher shows her the piano books and teaches her step by step. He is wonderful teacher! He provides me the ASL interpreter and explains to me what she learns. He is so friendly! I would highly recommend him to teach you how to piano.

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Carin Sep 22, 2016
WordPress · Online

Andrew is a very competent instructor. He takes your project on as his own and is dedicated to helping you find answers to all your questions and solutions to all your tasks. He has helped me build a website for our family business. Wordpress can be a labyrinth with multiple questions arising at once. Andrew is able to manage all facets and still stay focused on the primary task. I'm thankful for his help at this juncture in our business journey!.

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Lisa M. Jul 20, 2016
WordPress · In studio

I would highly recommend Andrew because he is very knowledgable but more importantly he is very easy to work with & he has excellant communication skills. He is very professional and a nice person . Andrew taylored my classes to my needs , my computer skill level, and helped me produce a web page im proud of .........& i signed up for more classes ( & that is the best way to judge a teacher... would you take more classes from this person? I was so happy i did ) LisaKayeMundy

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