Andrew Young
Wichita, KS
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Andrew Young

Andrew Y.

Wichita, KS
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
*Provide accurate training, that is fun to help the student sing very well.
*Identify vocal options, yet willing to help students with selections they enjoy also.
*Provide opportunities for student to sing in the community.
*Allow students to learn more about music theory with games about pitches, rhythms, notes on the staff and piano that are engaging and fun.
*The vocal exercises appear to be crazy fun, that the students love to practice the warm-ups all the time.

About Andrew Y.

I'm an accomplished accompanist and vocalist, with 10 plus years of expertise. Currently, I’m a volunteer worship leader at church, for over 6 years; helping other musicians fulfill their ultimate potential through training and education. Collaborate with other musicians for worship opportunities and projects. Been able to facility vocal training, how to lead a worship experience and which instrumentation and vocal concepts to are appropriate. Played piano at Von Maur, for 6 months where I utilized my piano skills to provide entertainment and guest requests. Currently have many different music students, where each week we assess their strengths that fulfill their ultimate potential, through activities and diverse learning concepts.

I believe that all musicians have the abilities to fulfill their ultimate potential; by assessing students learning styles, accessing community resources and just having fun learning musical concepts. Curriculum examples that I would utilize for piano would be Adventures in Piano and Succeeding at the Piano. For the vocal students I utilize Exceptional Musicianship, created by Hal Leonard for accurate vocal techniques. Within 3 months the students will have opportunities to demonstrate their musical abilities. I will provide opportunities for students to demonstrate musical expertise through recitals and other events.

Obtained an Associates in Arts at Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS.
Obtained a Bachelors in Music Education from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Main Room: electric keyboard (full 88 keys), couch, TV, and a chair, book cases, parents can sit in the lesson (encouraged)

*** Travel Equipment ***
The expectation is that the students must have access to a piano and audio equipment for their success.

*** Specialties ***
The musical genres I'm an expert include Broadway, Show Choir, Faith-Based, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Performing Arts, Acting, Staging, Costuming, Props. I believe that students need to have access with various musical styles that will aid their musical abilities.

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Bright I.
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Mr. Young is truly awesome. He always has a smile on his face and takes your through your lessons in the easy way possible.

Posted Aug 3, 2020
Linda G.
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First lesson with Andrew was enjoyable, instructive and with Zoom it was a comfortable setting. Almost like having the instructor at your side... looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you Andrew

Posted Jul 15, 2020
Jenny
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Very enthusiastic, fun and helpful. Looking forward to next lesson.

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Oasis A.
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Very patient and complementing. Kids are encouraged by that.

Posted Jun 23, 2020
David D.
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working with Andrew is a lot of fun

Posted Jun 18, 2020
Ava T.
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He was so nice! You could tell he wanted to make you feel comfortable with the material and the lesson.

Posted Jun 11, 2020
Grace
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I would like everyone to learn in lessons with Mr. Andrew Young. We learn outstanding warm ups, lots of songs, and we have as much fun in lessons as when meeting with a friend for ice cream.

Posted May 12, 2020
Christie
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Andrew has taught my four-year-old son for a few months now and he's been amazing! He does a great job with very young learners, keeping the lessons fast-paced and fun, with lots of creative games and activities. My son has made quick progress and is getting a strong foundation in musical theory. Even in doing our classes online the last few weeks, Andrew has kept the lessons engaging and fun. Thank you Andrew for all your hard work!

Posted May 12, 2020
Davon
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I enjoy every class. Andrew is alot of fun, very creative and a great instructor. I always look forward to every class session.

Posted May 11, 2020
Beverly
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I hadn't played since my childhood, always wanting to start up again but never finding a convenient time. Well online access has made it very convenient and provided a great teacher! Can't say enough good things about Andrew. He keeps classes fun (with sing-alongs, song writing, and crazy cup rhythm games) and challenging. and aways tries to include current music as well as the oldies, He is eager to embrace new technology that improves the online lesson experience and is patient when the usual tech glitches occur. The online access makes it all possible - I encourage anyone who is thinking about starting up again or just wanting a few refresher classes to give Andrew a try!

Posted May 5, 2020
Claude J.
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Andrew makes learning so much fun....

Posted Mar 19, 2020
john
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Andrew is a fantastic teacher! He puts in hard work and creates a fun environment to learn

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Allison
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We have had a great experience with Andrew teaching our daughter piano. He works great with kids and has a wide range of teachable skills. He organizes fun events for his students that showcase their hard work. I am really pleased with our decision to enroll our daughter in his program, she has a lot of fun and has learned a lot in a short amount of time.

Posted May 23, 2019
Brent
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I can't choose a subject because Andrew teaches so many different things in his piano lessons that I would be doing him a disservice if I chose just one.

As a former piano lessons taker myself, I must admit that I had some lofty expectations for my daughter's piano lessons. On the first day of lessons for her, I knew that we were in great hands. Andrew has exceeded my expectations with every turn. And a fun and lighthearted way, and through games, activities, and fingers on the piano , Andrew helps the young learner learn the most important thing about music: it's fun! Theory is fun, composition is fun, ear training is fun, performance is fun. As a musician myself, I'd almost forgot. Andrew has helped me to remember, and is instilling these values in my daughter.

Thank you Andrew for being so awesome.

Posted May 21, 2019
Greg
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Andrew has been teaching my daughter piano lessons for several weeks now and her progress is excellent, which I credit to his teaching abilities. She is very comfortable with his method and style, and looks forward to each lesson. I highly recommend Andrew as an instructor.

Posted Apr 30, 2019
Trisha
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My daughter was burnt out with her old piano teacher playing the same old songs over and over. Andrew has reinvigorated her love of playing again. He inspires her to play outside the box and getting her to practice is no longer a fight.

Posted Oct 2, 2018
Adam
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I am a worship pastor and having been singing and playing guitar for 15 years. I had never had any formal training before this. I wanted to learn some proper technique in order to protect my vocal instrument for my lifetime. I also wanted to work on some technical aspects of my singing and improve my skill and vocal control. Andrew has been a great instructor. I have learned a lot from him and I really enjoy our lessons.

Posted Sep 10, 2018
Susan
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I wasn't sure I could find a piano instructor that would help me with my busy schedule, but never hurts to ask. I am so glad that I did, because Andrew is amazing! He helped me with my schedule issues and has really inspired my 7 year old boy to really perform his best! Matthew has been been taking lessons for over a year now. He can't wait to see Andrew each week! Matthew has so much fun learning, that his little brother, Alex gets in on the action too. This has been the best experience for me and my two boys, learning how to play the piano! He brings the excitement and joy of learning!

Posted Aug 28, 2018
Kari
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Andrew is a fantastic teacher and very enthusiastic about helping his students achieve their goals and dreams. He incorporates a lot of different activities that allow the information that is taught to be retained. He is bold in being willing to go outside of the box and is really great about tailoring lessons for each student to their learning style and development. Probably the biggest blessing as having Andrew as a music instructor is experiencing his humbleness in believing that each one of his students is already a professional and how thankful and joyful he is to be a part of our musical development.

Posted Aug 4, 2018
Kelley
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I love taking piano lessons from Andrew. He is very knowledgeable, talented and makes it fun! He caters to your interests. His encouragement is uplifting. Taking lessons from Andrew is one of the best decisions I have made!

Posted Aug 4, 2018
Young
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Andrew Young is a fun instructor to work with! He's also very kind and does his best to help improve ourselves. I'm an extremely shy guy, but I felt really comfortable with him on the first day and he's just such a down-to-earth person. I highly recommend to anyone to at least give him a chance.

Posted Aug 3, 2018
Arin
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Andrew is an excellent teacher! My daughter always looks forward to each class!

Posted Aug 2, 2018
Anwar J.
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I didn't know what to expect for my first day of vocal lessons. From minute one I felt comfortable and at ease. Andrew is a professional and I know that I will learn alot from him.

Posted May 2, 2018
Briana M.
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Andrew is amazing! He is welcoming, joyous, excited and passionate about his teaching. He make learning fun. He gave me pointers on fine tuning a R&B song I plan to sing to my fiancé at our wedding! I would recommend him to anyone who asked.

Posted Dec 14, 2017
Scott S.
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Andrew is an excellent teacher, with a wealth of knowledge. Ive enjoyed the lessons ive taken and have learned a great deal

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Jacob O.
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Andrew really knows how to work with my high-energy child! He rolls with whatever my son throws at him and is very positive!

Posted Sep 6, 2017
Allison
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Andrew is fantastic! So many games and so much fun! My son had a blast and is excited about learning to play piano. Couldn't have asked for more!

Posted Aug 6, 2017
Berkley &.
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Hunter & Berkley thought their first lesson was fun. It is the second day and they decided to practice now.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Ashley M.
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I highly recommend Andrew for piano instruction. He comes up with some very innovative teaching methods. Excellent with children. He teaches piano to one adult and one 9 year-old child in our family. We are very happy with his enthusiastic approach to music. He makes learning music theory and keyboard skills fun!

Posted Mar 31, 2017
Sam L.
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My son's very first piano was even better than I expected! He loves it! I think this is going to be one of the greatest loves in his life!

Posted Jan 26, 2017
Hannah N.
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Very nice, made my daughter feel very comfortable. She can't wait for her next lesson. She is very excited for future lessons and opportunities with Andrew.

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Makayla H.
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Andrew is a great teacher and the lessons are always fun!

Posted Aug 19, 2016
john
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Andrew is knowledgeable and relaxing. There's no pressure, only teaching.

Posted Jul 22, 2016
Tina
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Andrew is awesome.

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Troy
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He workes very well with children of many different ages and connects with then in a relatable way. He comes up with many different methods of teaching and puts them into action. He thinks personally about the student and what their interests are. I recommend him as a great music teacher!

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Annette D.
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I'm usually very skeptical about reviews, but thought I would give Andrew a try. I signed my son up for piano lessons with Andrew, and I want to say that every good review written about Andrew was true and correct. Andrew showed amazing patience with my son and made the lessons fun and exciting. His passion, creativity, and excitement for music shows every time you meet with him. His knowledge of the subject and teaching skills are evident in the results shown forth in the progress of his students. I can verify through this experience that he's the real deal and knows his stuff. I don't have to drag my son to lessons, because he's always excited about going to learn new things from Mr. Andrew. I catch my son playing the piano on his own at home and composing songs at the age of 5. I would recommend anyone to go to Andrew Young for lessons whether you're a child, an adult, or have special needs. I am confident you will also enjoy the experience and learning you will gain from this amazing and talented man. Way to go, Andrew, you have my vote! :)

Posted Apr 14, 2016
Eva M.
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Andrew is a WONDERFUL teacher. He is teaching both my daughter and I and we could not be more pleased with our experience with him. Our lessons with Andrew are always the highlight of our week. My daughter has so much fun playing the games he brings each time and we have both learned so much! He always keeps lessons exciting and educational. He's very patient and is full of positivity. I highly recommend him.

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Tyler M.
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He's very flexible. I came into the lessons with a specific goal in mind, and he was very flexible, letting me work towards that goal. Andrew is very available whenever I need him, and he just has a great personality. We spend almost as much time laughing as we do singing in our lessons.

Posted Dec 17, 2015
Lexie E.
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This is Lexie's grandma. I was very impressed! What an awesome person. On the way home she said she loved her teacher after one lesson!

Posted Oct 2, 2015
Ryan
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Andrew is a great teacher! I love that he really thinks outside the box. He thinks of creative ways to teach and connect with students. His recitals are awesome! Because he's such a great encourager, I've always found that his students try their best. It's pretty cool to watch him interact with each student!

That's ultimately what I value so much about Andrew, he really cares for his students. I would recommend Andrew to anyone. They will not be disappointed!

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Tierra A.
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Andrew is an awesome teacher! He wants you to grow, his lessons and activities are always fun, and interesting . He's easy to get a hold of if you ever have any questions. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work with him.

Posted Jul 11, 2015
Joe V.
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Andrew has been a key part of our worship team at Faith Community Church for over 10 years. He is always a delight to work with and is able to connect with others on a positive personal level.

Andrew's skill level is unmatched and when you couple that with his heart for music and people, his enthusiasm is contagious. If you spend anytime with Andrew, be prepared to catch his passion.

Posted Jun 5, 2015
Justin A.
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I have had the pleasure of experiencing Andrew's work with special needs individuals and can attest that he has patience and the skills necessary to teach anybody the wealth of knowledge that he has. He is a very generous, patient, and wholesome individual who appears to live for music. He has a very good voice and great skill with the piano.

I have also experienced one of Andrews recital's. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of the impressive performances that I have seen in a long time. They had so much attention to detail that everyone even received a golden ticket! I wish my music lessons were was exciting and fun as Andrews.

Posted May 28, 2015
Tian S.
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I have a self taught singer for a long time until I found Andrew on take lessons and I couldn't be more glad that I did. Andrew came off as warm as a person but also talented and all rounded as a musician. He isn't grounded to teaching broadway or theater but approaches singing in a wholesome and interesting manner. Although we have only been working for a little over a month now Andrew has always been very supportive since day and I'm slowly starting to learn how to like how my voice sounds. Andrew would make sure my voice is properly warmed up at the beginning of every single lesson and his lessons tackle/pinpoint exactly what needed to be worked on in regard to my strengths/weaknesses. Also, I've never had any problems on scheduling with Andrew. He'd always find time for his students and try to make it work for whoever has a busy a schedule. Andrew is an amazing singer who has total control of his voice and would floor you with the things that he can do with his instrument and he's even better as a teacher who doesn't mind sharing his knowledge with you. He has total control of his instrument and isn't afraid to share his knowledge with you. If you're looking to improve yourself as a pop/rock/rnb or just about anything, Andrew would be a great choice for you.

Posted Apr 18, 2015
Paulina R.
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I have been taking lessons with Andrew for 8 months now, and I couldn't be happier or more grateful.

Andrew is extremely talented and knowledgeable. He is continually researching new methods to help me improve my working theory knowledge and musical skills. He is always providing me with challenging objectives that help me grow as a musician. He never makes me feel like I'm not doing well but instead is incredibly professional, fun, and supportive and helps me work through difficult pieces.

His lessons are meticulously tailor-made to fit the student. I started out desiring to improve my vocal skills but later asked Andrew to incorporate some advanced piano skills along with my vocal lessons. Since then, he has developed unique lesson plans to include singing and playing piano together and even composing and performing my own unique songs.

As far as scheduling, Andrew has been very flexible and understanding. It seems like every other week, my schedule changes and Andrew has been able to flex and meet with me at varying times.

Overall, it is clear that Andrew's focus is all about helping his students develop confidence and be the best that they can be. He always asks about my personal life with genuine interest and is engaged during conversation. I have never taken formal vocal lessons before and was not sure what to expect. I would recommend him to new students of all ages and levels. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Jared V.
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I've been learning from Andrew for a few months now, and I honestly couldn't be happier. He's been very patient and It's very obvious that he's not just doing it for the money, but that he genuinely cares. I've been going through things in my Personal life and he's been very helpful and supportive when he didn't have to be.

His musical knowledge is very impressive. He's taught me to sing everything from musicals to heavy metal.

I'm also learning to play the piano from Andrew. He has great methods. He makes it fun, which helps a lot. He always asks for input and never forces me to do anything I'm not comfortable with.

All in all, Andrew is a great teacher, but an even better guy. I'm entirely satisfied and have gained a friend as well. I couldn't be happier, and would recommend him to anyone, regardless of the style of music they want to learn.

Posted Jul 21, 2014
Stacey H.
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Andrew has been a phenomenal instructor for my son. He is very knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful. When it comes to scheduling, he has been very flexible and understanding with school, sports, and family obligations. My son's ability and confidence in his acting has been bolstered by Mr. Andrew's professional, engaging, and supportive lessons.

Posted Jul 19, 2014
LaTasha R.

wonderful piano teacher

My son is 6 years old and recently started taking piano lessons with Mr. Young. He is a wonderful teacher, full of energy and his lessons are very engaging and age appropriate. My son loves his piano lessons with Mr Young, he even practices everyday on his own without being told.

Posted Feb 11, 2014
Tarren E.

Great experience

Andrew is a wonderful teacher. He knows how to gauge his lessons around each students' talents and needs. My son really enjoys his lessons with Andrew looks forward to practicing and learning the piano. Andrew is very friendly and professional as well. Such a great role model for his students.

Posted Apr 22, 2013

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Experience

Worship Leader and Pianist
May 2005 - Present

Faith Community Church

Play and select music for worship teams. Provide education and help to other Musicians and Worship Leader.

Education

Bachelors of Music Education
Aug 1995 - May 1999

Wichta State University

Associate in Arts
Aug 1992 - May 1995

Butler County Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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