Andy Gonzalez
Gilbert, AZ
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Andy Gonzalez

Andy G.

Gilbert, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, music teacher from Mesa, Arizona. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Learning and Teaching from Arizona State University. Andy is the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Fall 2020 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Resident Achievement Award presented by Teachers College Dean Dr. Carole Basile.

In addition to private lessons, Andy currently teaches k-6 general music in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

About Andy G.

I have been teaching several instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass, tuba, trumpet, and trombone to hundreds of students of every age and ability since 2013. In addition to lessons, I am a certified k-6 general music teacher in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

Many past guitar students of mine have gone on to join their school's music programs, start bands of their own, write, and record their own music.

Many of my brass students come to me to prepare for auditions and continue to stay in lessons as the long term benefits of lessons, like higher confidence and opportunities like earning leadership positions within their school's music programs, grow and grow.

I've performed with The Phoenix Theatre (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele), Arizona State University Concert Jazz Band (Bass Trombone), The ASU Tuba/Euphonium Studio, Benja Bloom Band (Guitar and Lead Vocals), and as a fill-in Piano Player for various cover bands around the Phoenix area.

My versatility as a musician has fostered a unique career that spans across more genres than what is considered typical including wind band, orchestra, jazz, rock, fusion, New Orleans brass band, Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass, reggae, and musical threatre.

It is these formative and professional experiences that allow me to offer a truly diverse palette of diverse experiences for my students to explore and delve into as they begin to form their own musical and personal identities.


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We would highly recommend Andy! My daughter took lessons from him for about 5 years. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.

Posted Jul 8, 2021

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K-6 General Music Teacher
Jan 2021 - Present

Mesquite Elementary, Gilbert Public Schools

I help children learn how to engage and interact with music in their everyday lives.

Music Teacher
May 2017 - Jul 2021

Music Makers Workshop

Here I taught a variety of lessons including Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Drums, Piano, Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Trumpet, Violin, and songwriting.

Cello Teacher
Aug 2017 - Apr 2019

ASU String Project

The mission of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre String Project is to offer low-cost, high-quality instruction on orchestral stringed instruments: violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The program supports existing public school string programs and provides string education to those enrolled in schools where no program is available. An additional purpose of all String Projects in the country is to offer supervised teaching experience to music majors, to better prepare them for teaching in K-12 classes or for offering private instruction.

Music Instructor
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017

McKnight Guitar

Guitar teacher


Bachelors of Music Learning and Teaching (BMUS)
Jan 2015 - Dec 2020

Arizona State University

Music Education
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Mesa Community College


Professional Proficiency

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Mar 2021

Arizona Department of Education

Fingerprint Clearance Card
Feb 2016

Department of Public Safety

DPS Fingerprint Card Status: Valid (Card #2A50302645, Expires: 2/26/2022)


Fall 2020 Deans List
Dec 2020

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Fall 2020 Outstanding Resident Award
Nov 2020

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


International Bluegrass Music Association
Apr 2021
IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2015
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
International Tuba and Euphonium Association
Aug 2014
Officially founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, the International Tuba Euphonium Association is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds. As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.

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