Andrew Mason

Andrew M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

I have a Bachelors of Music Composition from Brooklyn College, and I'm currently finishing a Masters degree. I've been playing music professionally for 27 years, spanning a wide range of styles. My knowledge of different genres gives me a unique perspective for teaching.
I've been entertaining at the piano for 15 years, playing guitar for 25+, and began my musical career primarily as a drummer with a variety of bands. I'm classically trained as a percussionist, and I studied jazz piano at the University of Kentucky before finishing my degree at Brooklyn College.

I can make the piano, drumset, or guitar approachable for traditional and non-traditional students alike. I offer a strong foundation in technique, theory, and musicality, and can teach you popular music styles and improvisation as well. I look forward to working with you!

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Experience

Freelance Music Copyist/Engraver
Apr 2015 - Present
Self-Employed

Piano Teacher
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
AVL Studio

Taught piano to children ages 6-14.

Piano Player
Mar 2003 - Mar 2009
Oscar's Piano Bar

Piano player, singer, and entertainer.

Drummer/Singer/Guitarist
Mar 1991 - Oct 2005
Touring Bands

Played gigs both regionally and nationally with multiple bands. Played a variety of venues including famous places like the Fillmore West and the House of Blues New Orleans!

Education

Master of Music Composition
Sep 2016 - Present
CUNY - Brooklyn College
Bachelor of Music Composition
Jan 2013 - May 2016
CUNY - Brooklyn College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

HYSAM Award for Imaginative Cross-Cultural Exploration
May 2016
Hitchcock Institue for Studies in American Music

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2 Reviews

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Lucy Jun 4, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Andy is a gem! I had been away from the piano for, oh, about 30 years. He made me feel comfortable diving back in and taught with patience and humor. I couldn't ask for a better instructor! His love of music is infectious.

Sobina May 31, 2017
Piano · In studio

Andy is very kind and friendly, learn a lot from him!

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