Andrew Hendryx

Andrew H.

Rector, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
*Adults*
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

*Kids*
I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

*Genres*
Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Songwriting, Classical.

*Instruments* Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Harmonica

*About*
My name is Andrew and I am a Grammy-balloted musician with over twenty years of experience teaching, performing, and recording. My playing has been featured on NPR, CNBC, FOX, CMT and on RollingStone.com. I am a passionate educator and teach for Vintage Guitar Magazine and the historic Calliope School of Folk Music. I have a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Elon University. I’d love to assist you on your musical journey, please feel free to reach out with any questions!

About Andrew H.

*Adults*
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

*Kids*
I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

*Genres*
Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Songwriting, Classical.

*Instruments* Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Harmonica

*About*
My name is Andrew and I am a Grammy-balloted musician with over twenty years of experience teaching, performing, and recording. My playing has been featured on NPR, CNBC, FOX, CMT and on RollingStone.com. I am a passionate educator and teach for Vintage Guitar Magazine and the historic Calliope School of Folk Music. I have a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Elon University. I’d love to assist you on your musical journey, please feel free to reach out with any questions!

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Madeline W.
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Excellent in adjusting how fast or slow of a pace the student needs on a given day.

Posted May 4, 2020
Madeline W.
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Posted Apr 20, 2020
Patrick K.
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Great stuff

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Amanda
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Posted Jan 20, 2020
Richard C.
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First lesson was introductory and time well utilized. Looking forward to next weeks session: "Piano Man"!

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Michael D.

Andrew is a great teacher

Posted Jan 13, 2020
Michael D.
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Andrew is awsome, and has a wonderful teaching skills

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Patrick K.

Thanks. I’m nervous about my brain working it all.

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Michael D.
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Great Teacher very patiant.

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Patrick K.

Great start

Posted Dec 6, 2019
Patrick K.
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Posted Dec 5, 2019
Michael D.

Awsome Job Andrew

Posted Dec 4, 2019
Michael D.

Andrew is a very good instructer,and rather patient as well.

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Johnny B.
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Andrew is great!! My 6 yr old has really enjoyed learning from him.

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Rachel
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Posted Oct 14, 2019
Gary Bonnewell
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Great start with an amazing musician

Posted Sep 3, 2019
Sasidhar Movva
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Posted Sep 1, 2019
Ray
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Although I have a love of music, it's been a long time since I played any kind of instrument. During my first lesson, Andrew was very patient and knowledgeable. When I later read his background, I was blown away and consider myself fortunate to being able to learn from him.

Posted Aug 14, 2019
David
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Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it.

Posted Jul 18, 2019
Michael C.
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Andrew is very profesional teaching children, which sometimes is a challenge.

Posted Jul 13, 2019
Araceli
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He knows how to teach children

Posted Jul 10, 2019
Araceli S.
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Posted Jul 2, 2019
George R.
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Good Start. I've played for a year and a half and was looking to improve and progress to another level. I think this lesson with Andrew was the right choice.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Alana F.
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Great introduction- excited for more!

Posted Jun 24, 2019
Jody K.
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Andrew Knows how to teach to adults. He is great

Posted May 23, 2019
Kim
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As an adult student I wasn’t sure how comfortable I would feel, but Andrew is great. He is very patient and encouraging. I highly recommend him!

Posted May 17, 2019
Zuowei W.
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Great teacher. Very useful knowledge with practice.

Posted Mar 18, 2019
Sammy
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Posted Feb 20, 2019
Debbie B.
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Andrew is great. Everything I was hoping for. He is so nice and fun to work with. I know I'm going to learn a lot from him.

Posted Aug 5, 2018
Chris
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I have been studying with Andrew for over a month now and I find mt his teaching technique is simply awesome. Andrew skillfully assessed my strengths and weaknesses and geared my lessons for n a way that showed benefits right from the start.
Oh ya, he’s a monster player too.

Posted May 4, 2018
Scott
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Hi, I've been studying electric mandolin and guitar with Andrew for some time. He is so kind and enthusiastic, and really understands how to teach me at my level. He has been teaching me the deep theory behind improvisation in bluegrass, newgrass, rock, folk...and has an incredible mind full of music, riffs, scales, and chords from all genres. I've gone back and forth from guitar to mando with him, translating the same information onto the different fretboard, building my knowledge and appreciation of music, and I can now improvise confidently while playing out!

Posted May 1, 2018
Dan ..
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Fantastic Instructor and outstanding mandolin player

Posted May 1, 2018
Steve
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Great teacher. Been learning guitar from Andrew on an off for years. It's great to have an instructor who was /is a touring pro who can lead you in the right direction with music theory, instrument instruction as well as stagecraft. In addition to mandolin/guitar and harmonica, there are many unwritten codes and tricks that only a battle tested touring musician is able to pass on if you are looking to get out there and play with other musicians at the any level.

Posted Apr 16, 2018
Owen
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Andrew is a monster player and a fantastic teacher. His lessons were fun, and he's got some great stories! Really was able to break things down in a way I understood perfectly. (I'm a beginner) highly recommend! Thanks Andrew!

Posted Apr 13, 2018
Nathan
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Andrew was incredibly helpful in taking my playing to the next level. I was a Novice and had difficulty with timing and loosing my place when playing. Within weeks he helped me to overcome those challenges and he made the process fun! Not only did he help me with my mando technique but he also helped me to listen better to others when playing. If he hadn't left CT I would still be taking lessons.

Posted Apr 9, 2018
Christopher
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I can easily say that Andrew is the best music instructor I have yet to find. He is very accommodating to all skill levels and has helped me get a much better grasp on the intricacies of the mandolin.

Posted Apr 6, 2018
Louisa
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If you’re a non-musician and you want to become a musician, and you want to do that while learning the mandolin, work with Andrew. I came to him with a limited musical background and no previous mandolin experience; he was able to assess whatever musical knowledge and literacy I had and develop it. He was holistic in his approach: we worked on theory, we worked on fundamentals, we worked on right and left hand stuff, and I was never bored or bogged down the way many adult learners can be.

I would say that within six months of weekly lessons with him I was working on sight reading music in two or three genres at moderate tempos, I was able to learn songs from listening, and I was honing my technique to bluegrass playing and going to bluegrass jams in New York. He was always attuned to my level and to what I was doing with my playing. He put a great deal of thought into lesson planning and chose to work on pieces that appealed to my individual taste, prepared me for the musical community I was breaking into, and generally kept my momentum up during my first year of mandolin playing and got me to a place I was really happy with. He was on the line when I upgraded my mandolin, because when you’re dropping a couple grand on something you call your sensei. And he was and is a great sensei.

One of my biggest musical hurdles, if not my biggest, is performance anxiety. Andrew has a great disposition for making people feel relaxed in a lesson setting; he’s an easygoing, sensitive and cool guy who can show up for you wherever you happen to be that week. He also has a really great dog named Ryder who liked to hang out during lessons.

I would 10/10 1,000% recommend Andrew. If he is not already your mandolin teacher, hire him and congratulate yourself! You are on your way to mandolin greatness.

Posted Mar 30, 2018
chris
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Andrew really understands the mandolin keyboard and he conveyed the many ways to shape a chord to achieve a nice sound and the variety in playing that could be introduced by altering chord structures/ positions. He stressed improvisational playing around a key signature, the blues or the pentatonic scales. He stressed development of fingering and using them all in exercises to develop strength and speed. he was very responsive to questions and seemed genuinely pleased when we "got" the lesson. It wasn't just a boring reitieration of a practice lead sheet.

Posted Mar 29, 2018
Amanda
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I've taken lessons with several mandolin teachers and found Andrew to be the best. He was able to tailor lessons to my musical tastes and abilities. With his beyond-expert command of the mandolin, he was easily able to find alternative chord shapes that my fingers could handle. A kind person and solid teacher!

Posted Mar 29, 2018

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Experience

Mandolin & Ukulele Intructor
Jan 2017 - Present

Calliope School of Folk Music

Mandolin Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present

Vintage Guitar Magazine

Education

Music
Sep 1996 - May 2000

Elon University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Independent Music Award
Jan 2008

IMA

Affiliations

International Bluegrass Music Association
Jan 2018
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.
BMI
Mar 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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