Andrew Leggett

Andrew L.

Sacramento, CA
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Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a countertenor, composer, and teacher!

I studied Music Composition and Voice at American River College and CSU: Northridge, where I got my BM. I studied composition and jazz piano/improv with Joe Gilman, piano with Heidi VanRegenmorter and Gayle Kowalski, and voice with Art LaPierre, Catherine Fagiolo, Erica Davis and Dennis Parnell.

I have also sung various opera and musical theatre roles, both in Sacramento and LA. Recent roles include: Elviro in Handel's Serse (CSU: Northridge), Don Octave in P.D.Q. Bach's The Stoned Guest with Independent Opera, and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd.

My teaching style is empathetic--my goal is to help you express your creativity and expand your musicianship and technique. I am very flexible with scheduling and encouraging of my students' succes-- no matter their level.

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  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • AA in Traditional Music Theory/Composition from American River College

Reviews (3)

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Naomie Cajou Feb 3, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

My experience with Andrew was great ! He was awaiting to receive us.

Avalon D. Jan 14, 2016
Piano · In studio

He is very patient and good with children.

Peejay Juralbal Sep 2, 2015
Piano · In studio

I have played the piano in my younger years, and not playing it for a long time made me forget on how to read music sheets. It actually made me forget how awesome and fun it is to play the piano. And after a while, I decided I needed to get back on track. So, I checked out the list of instructors close to my home, and I found Andy. And yes, I made the right decision! HE IS THE BEST!!! I was so happy having him to teach and help me read music sheets and to play the piano again. He is funny and awesome! He makes it fun and easy for me to understand the lesson! He gives you pointers and he knows how to boost my self-esteem! I love the claps! <clap clap clap>. I cannot wait to do a gazillion more lessons with him! If you want to learn and have fun learning the piano, he is the one for you! Cheers to Andy! :)

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Lesson Details

Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Work on breath, tone, phrasing, diction and interpretation. Emphasis on artsong and arias in a variety of languages. Audition prep.

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Experience

Beacon Tutor
Sep 2013 - Nov 2015

College

Tutored Basic Musicianship/Theory


Education

BM in Composition
Sep 2016 - May 2018

CSU: Northridge

AA in Traditional Music Theory/Composition
Jan 2011 - May 2016

American River College


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency


Awards

Concerto/Aria Competition
Nov 2015

American River College, Music Department

Perla Warren Vocal Scholarship
Nov 2015

American River College

Newsom Award for Poetry, 1st Place
Apr 2008

Whittier College, English Department


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