Andrew Heavelin

Andrew H.

Livermore, CA
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Lesson Details

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach a detailed, task oriented approach to technique which leads to quick progress.
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Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
February 2008

I'm a focused but easygoing guitarist and musician with over a decade of experience teaching students of various skill levels and backgrounds. I enjoy helping students discover their love of music and reach their personal musical goals, whatever they may be.

I started teaching as the guitar technique tutor at my local community college before striking off on my own. In 2014, I went back to school to complete my bachelor's degree in guitar performance, after which I received a master's degree from the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory, where I had the privilege if working with some of the finest musicians in the field today. I would love to help you hone your musical skills!

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Aug 2016 - May 2018
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Aug 2014 - May 2016
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Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A clip from my first graduate recital at SFCM, of a piece by Paraguayan guitarist Agustin Barrios.

2 Reviews

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Moses A. Aug 9, 2017
Guitar · In home

great patience to teach. 2 thumbs up!!

Jamie Jun 8, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Andrew is such a great teacher! I'm a beginner guitar player who wanted to learn some of the basics and work on my technique, and Andrew was so patient and really took the time to work with me. Very easy-going and helpful, even though I know I'm not the best player. He clearly knows what he's doing when it comes to anything guitar-related and I cannot wait to set up another lesson. I already feel more confident in my abilities! Thanks Andrew!

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