Andrew Mason

Andrew M.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Loading-circle

About

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 Masters of Music Composition and over 30 years experience playing in professional situations. My knowledge of different genres gives me a unique perspective for teaching.
Over the years I've played piano jazz in cocktail lounges, drummed for numerous rock bands, played solo shows singing and accompanying myself on guitar, and I've also performed with orchestras, big bands, and stage shows. 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 I can teach you popular music styles and improvisation as well. I look forward to working with you!

+ Read More

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

Photos & Videos

Photo by Andrew M.

View
Photo by Andrew M.

View
Photo by Andrew M.

View

2 Reviews

Write a Review
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!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: