- Teaches students:
- Ages 9 to 70
- Teaching since:
I started playing guitar in the late 60s. Started playing professionally for approximately 5 years around 1978. Played music off and on until 1993 when I got involved with my churches worship band. Began teaching at Sidekick Studios in 2008.
I teach beginners and intermediate students of all types, from 9 yr olds wanting to play Taylor Swift songs to 55 yr old guys wanting to learn blues and rock. I can play and teach a variety of styles including country, pop, rock, blues, folk and introduction to jazz.
I get the most satisfaction when a student latches on to an idea and runs with it, or when a student thinks they can't do something and together we work and accomplish it!
I am into my TENTH year of teaching and plan on being around a long while!
Also, I am currently playing in an acoustic rock duo and also enjoy playing solo acoustic gigs at small venues around town.
Lead Vocalist and guitarist for Acoustic Classic Rock Pop duo, playing local restaurants, coffee shops and wineries.
Perform maintenance, adjustments and minor repairs to electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers and miscellaneous sound equipment.
Andy was an excellent teacher. He has great patients for young beginners.
Our son was a student of Andy's for 5+ years and truly enjoyed his experience with Andy. Andy is a very patient and an inspiring instructor who really knows music and guitar well! Andy was always good about being available for our son during the week if he had questions about his homework or guitar lesson for the week! Andy always praised our son when needed and challenged him in a professional manner to increase his love of the instrument!+ Read More
Andy started teaching Pranav at age 6. Pranav took lessons from Andy for over 8 years. Andy has a wonderful encouraging style. He knows when to be firm and when to be kind. We moved to China, otherwise we would still be there every Saturday :) when we return in the summer, Andy is always on our list of people to visit.+ Read More