Andrew Sperandeo

Andrew S.

Keller, TX
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Style
I believe first and foremost in supporting and developing what musically inspires a student’s decision to study and play music. In order to fully develop control, musicality and understanding of the music language, it is important to focus on several components including music theory (scale and harmonic structure/function and rhythm), style, ear-training, reading and performance skills.

Expectations of Students
Like any aspect of life, consistency and patience are two very important qualities to posses when working towards a goal. The duration of each practice session is proportional to the level of the student. Learning how to practice efficiently with your instrument is key for adherence and success in obtaining your goals.
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About

Andrew passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 1993

Education/Experience:

Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He is Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University's contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger.

As an Arranger/Composer/Producer:

Andy has written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, University of North Texas’s One O’clock lab band in Spring of 2010.


As a Performer:

Andy is accomplished in jazz, classical, rock, r&b as well as well other styles of music. He has performed regularly with several jazz and original groups around the DFW area. He also has performed with and co-produced for recording artists from the Nashville, Miami and Washington D.C. areas. He also currently holds a position at First United Methodist Grapevine as guitarist, singer and part time arranger.

Service:
Andy also strongly believes that service to humanity is of the utmost importance. He has performed for and been a part of many worth while causes such as the Dallas Life Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, Food For Hunger Organizations, Medi Send, as well as Habitat for Humanity.

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Experience

Faculty-Guitar/Bass/Voice/Ensemble Director/Arranger
Jun 2014 - Present
SFA University

Lead and arrange for ensembles; teach private guitar, voice and bass

Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer
Jun 2008 - Present
StrongCity Music

Education/Experience:

Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He is Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University's contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger.

As an Arranger/Composer/Producer:

Andy has written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, University of North Texas One clock lab band in Spring of 2010.

As a Performer:

Andy is accomplished in jazz, classical, rock, r&b as well as well other styles of music. He has performed regularly with several jazz and original groups around the DFW area. He also has performed with and co-produced for recording artists from the Nashville, Miami and Washington D.C. areas. He also currently holds a position at First United Methodist Grapevine as guitarist, singer and part time arranger.

Service:
Andy also strongly believes that service to humanity is of the utmost importance. He has performed for and been a part of many worth while causes such as the Dallas Life Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, Food For Hunger Organizations, Medi Send, as well as Habitat for Humanity.

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Education

Master's in Jazz Arranging/Composition
Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
University of North Texas
Bachelor's of Music-Jazz Studies Performance
Sep 1995 - May 2002
University of North Texas
Associate's of Arts-Music Performance
Sep 1991 - May 1995
Miami Dade College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Pro Tools Engineer
Feb 2008
Pro Media

certified in pro tools studio recording.

Awards

Chosen Arranger for the University of North Texas's 2010 Gomez residency Artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel
Feb 2010
University of North Texas

Photos & Videos

My latest original project 2017
A Shifting Design by Kurt Rosenwinkel; arranged by andy sperandeo; performed by UNT's one o'clock lab band.
Bo's Funk-original composition for horns and rhythm section.
When I Fall In Love- arrangement for woodwind quintet, vocal choir and rhythm section
Eisemann Performance Hall 2012

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UNT Jazz Singers 2013

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In the Heights orchestra 2012

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Richland Hills Percussion Concert 2012

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Chris McGuire Band playing for the Texas Ranger's Christmas Party 2009
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9 Reviews

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Mike Jul 1, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Excellent knowledge, presentation and communication. He taught at the right level for me. He's a great teacher.

Lily N. Apr 8, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

My daughter has really enjoyed her first lesson . Andrew has been very flexible with our schedule to meet my daughter's need. She's going to have the final singing on next month. He will help her to get through. I highly recommend him as a great teacher.

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Jamie G. May 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My daughter has really enjoyed her first 5 lessons . Andrew has been very flexible with our schedule as well as patient with our kids since they are beginners. I highly recommend him.

Tanner G. Apr 8, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Both of our kids really enjoyed their first lesson. They talked the whole way home about what they learned and what they needed to practice on. :)

Joshua J. Sep 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

Very good first lesson! We covered a lot of the basics and different exercises to get started.

Austin H. Aug 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

fun teacher

Steven B. Jul 20, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

Andrew is down to earth, but amazing when it comes to understanding music and communicating it well. I look forward to each lesson.

Frank C. May 18, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Very good instructor, very patient and understanding with my nine year old daughter. She loves him and my wife and I are very pleased with him. Very flexible with the schedule.

Laura P. Jan 10, 2015
Singing · In home

Andrew is very knowledgeable when comes to music, and I was very impress since my daughters very first lesson. I intend to have my daughter in music lessons for a while, I know she will benefit from it.

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