Andrew Heavelin

Andrew H.

San Francisco, CA
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can guide you through music theory from the very basics through post-tonal theory and formal analysis. Students can expect clear and concise explanations with musical examples to clarify.
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Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2008

I'm a focused but easygoing tutor and musician with over a decade of experience playing and 8 years teaching experience in individual and group settings. In 2016 I completed my Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance at Humboldt State University, where I received numerous academic and musical honors.

I'm currently living in San Francisco, about to finish my Master's degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and looking to build a teaching studio. In addition to my musical skills, I'm also an experienced writing tutor and spent several years working for a nonprofit after school enrichment program. As a result, i have experience working with children of various ages and backgrounds.

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Guitar Department Assistant
Jan 2015 - May 2016
Humboldt State University

Proctored group guitar classes and provided clerical help for HSU guitar program while working toward bachelor's degree

Guitar Teacher
Apr 2009 - Jul 2014
Chinese Christian Herald Crusade

Taught beginning guitar to groups of 8-10 students of widely varying ages.

Club Leader/Curriculum specialist
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Woodcraft Rangers

Tutored children in underserved communities in the Los Angeles area and developed curricula in various subjects.

Guitar tutor
Sep 2008 - Apr 2010
Pasadena City College

Provided individual supplemental instruction for collegiate guitar students.


Master of Music
Aug 2016 - Present
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Humboldt State University


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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