Andy LaRusch

Andy L.

Buda, TX

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Andy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:

Andy has been teaching music since 2003. He has been playing music since age 10 when he began playing trumpet in 5th grade. Andy holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from San Diego State University and is certified in Arizona. He has worked as a music and marching coach at the high school level, performed live jazz, classical, funk, rock and blues music, recorded with several bands in studio, and has been the instrumental music director at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix Arizona for 8 years.

Andy's teaching focuses on proven pedagogy to help students start playing for the first time, or improve their range, technique, tone and intonation. He wants all of his students to have fun playing their instrument, while improving. Getting better feels good right? With over a decade teaching experience, Andy has worked with students as young as 7 through teens and leisure players. He is passionate about the joy of music, and imparts that joy to others.

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Instrumental Music Director
Aug 2008 - Present
High School

Instructor of all Winds, Percussion, and String musicians.


Masters of Music, Music Education
Aug 2018 - Present
Texas State University
Bachelors of Music in Music Education
Jan 2006 - May 2008
San Diego State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


AZ Standard Teaching Certificate
Aug 2008
State of Arizona

I hold endorsements for Music and SEI


National Education Association
Aug 2008

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2007

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Much like a sports team has coaches for basic aspects of the game, you our your child should have a private instructor to help you, too!
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