Andrew McAfee
Indianapolis, IN
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Andrew McAfee

Andrew M.

Indianapolis, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Andrew has studied drums for nearly his entire life with some of the best musicians in the country. He offers lessons in everything from marching snare drum to orchestral music to drum set.

About Andrew M.

Andrew is a dynamic educator with years of experience teaching students of all ages. He graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied classical percussion, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music. A native to southern California, Andrew obtained his bachelors degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach.

Andrew currently teaches percussion at three Indianapolis High Schools, as well as Blue Knights drum and bugle corps.

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Sean C.
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To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher.

Posted Nov 6, 2017
Tasos
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Excellent teacher!

Posted Sep 20, 2017
zain
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he is a good teacher

Posted Mar 28, 2016
micke
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very good teacher

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Jacob H.
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My five year old son had his first drum lesson and loved Andrew. He makes learning about music fun and is great with him. We are looking forward to many more lessons.

Posted Aug 28, 2015
DJ P.
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My son is really inspired by Andrew. He makes it so much fun, and DJ is progressing well under his guidance and encouragement. Andrew has been very good about making sure that DJ is learning the stuff he wants to focus on, not just being a slave to an instruction book. We highly recommend him.

Posted Aug 14, 2015
Susan
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Friendly, knowledgeable and patient.

Posted Jul 12, 2015
Ali O.
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Great teacher.

Posted May 1, 2015
Mandaly L.
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Awesome lesson! Andrew is knowledgeable with the conga techniques. Can't wait to progress with him down the line!

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Zachary S.
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Lets start off with Andrew, he is a great teacher. He is straight-forward when he needs to be, and doesn't beat around the bush. However he is highly considerate and friendly. As a high school student in a high competition area, my fellow percussionist lack guidance in terms of what to know about drums/percussion. I came into the year having bad technique, poor reading skills (reading music), and not a lot of confidence in playing in front of my class (solos required by school). Andrew was able to help me with all of those things. Also, i never feel rushed, and you can go at your own pace, yet some how there is always improvement. If your having any doubts, one lesson would clear those up. All in all, Andrew is a great teacher, and i look forward to continuing my lessons with him. (I have had about 18 lessons with him so far)

Posted Mar 7, 2015

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Experience

Private Tutor
Sep 2008 - Present

Club Z Tutoring

Teach concepts for math classes including Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus to students ages 6-50 Adapt teaching strategies to address diverse cognitive styles and needs, ranging from young children to disabled veterans Develop methods for enhancing test taking skills by focusing on confidence, concentration, and the ability to check work effectively Assess the abilities and strengths of students in order to plan an effective supplemental curriculum

Front Ensemble Instructor
Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

Tell City High School

Instruct a percussion class of 12 students so that they may learn, prepare, and execute their marching band performance Challenge students to improve their professionalism by assigning them the position of section leader Communicate with teachers, students, and parents to address their needs with regard to equipment maintenance and inventory

Education

Masters of Music in Percussion Performance
Aug 2012 - Aug 2014

Indiana University

Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

CSU Long Beach

Associate of Arts in Mathematics
Aug 2005 - May 2008

Bakersfield College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

College Reading and Learning Assoiation
Dec 2007

Bakersfield College

Awards

Zildjian Scholarship
Oct 2013

Indiana University

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