Andy LaRusch

Andy L.

Buda, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing trumpet for over 20 years. I have performed a wide range of music including many forms of jazz, rock, classical and praise. Trumpet is my primary instrument. I studied with John Wilds (San Diego Opera and San Diego Symphony Orchestra) and Frank Glasson (San Diego Opera and San Diego Symphony Orchestra). The 'specialties' listed are examples of method books I use with students.

About Andy L.

I am very passionate about helping students ENJOY playing music. Being a musician can be one of the most rewarding and challenging pursuits, and having a good teacher is a big help in learning great technique to speed your progress and reduce the possibility of injury from bad habits. I work very hard to listen to what students want and help create goals for them to learn and grow.


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Andy LaRusch is a fantastic teacher, mentor, and leader and has helped me grow both as a musician and as a person. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher/personal tutor.

Posted Mar 17, 2020

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Graduate Assistant
Aug 2018 - Present

Texas State University

I am a Graduate Assistant for Texas State University's music education department. In this role I have worked with students learning brass and woodwind pedagogy, and rehearsal techniques.

Instrumental Music Director
Aug 2008 - May 2018

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


Texas State Certification
Nov 2019


I am certified in EC-12 Music
AZ Standard Teaching Certificate
Aug 2008

State of Arizona

I hold endorsements for Music and SEI


Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2018
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.
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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