Andy Studer

Andy S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn your favorite songs! I like to start with basic note reading and theory, then playing, and go from there, but I will always adjust according to the student's level and what they want to play. Great with pop music and classical, and basic jazz.

About Andy S.

Hello! I'm Andy, I'm a violinist and music-artist/multi-instrumentalist. I have taught hundreds of students over the past ten years, it has been a joyous and rewarding experience for me. I grew up in a very musical household, music has been and always will be such an important part of my life. I have been a working musician in Los Angeles my entire life, collaborating with others and teaching for that entire time. See my experience for credits.
For me, music is more than just notes and scales... it is a deeply personal, felt experience that is individual to each and every student. The teacher/student bond is such an important one, especially today. Online lessons can be so impersonal and straight-up boring... I always aim to bridge that technology gap between teacher and student.

I work with students of all ages, with string instruments I center my teaching around the Suzuki method. I am also specialized in working with children with ADHD and C-PTSD, I am specializing my teaching work completely in music therapy starting next Fall.

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Annabel
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Andy has been so fantastic with my daughter. Not only does he teach her the fundamentals of piano, he also incorporates teaching her more modern songs from bands she likes as well as songs she has written herself. He encourages her to always be creative and records her playing and singing the song, with his accompaniment, for her to listen to. She has been learning with Andy for a few years now and every lesson is new and different. We couldn't recommend him enough

Posted Sep 15, 2020
Paul
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Andy always manages to motivate my daughter and get her to enjoy playing her viola, which is no mean feet! She looks forward to the lessons and has improved greatly over the last couple of years.

Posted Jul 5, 2019
Danielle
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Andy has been teaching my son piano for the last two years. My son always looks forward to going to piano with Andy and he has made so much progress. Andy is very communicative about my son's progress and ideas he has for new goals. Andy is very good at helping my son keep his enthusiasm for piano. He is also sensitive about where my son is at in terms of what he needs to strengthen or if any adjustments need to be made. I highly recommend Andy, not only as a music teacher, but as a person with whom you would want yourself or children to spend time with each week.

Posted Jun 11, 2019
Nick
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One of the best Cello instructors in the region. I strongly endorse this talented man.

Posted Jun 11, 2019
Becky
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Andy was very patient with me and really motivated me on the guitar! He is easygoing, I always felt relaxed and encouraged despite making mistakes in my playing, and he introduced me to so much new music. Lessons were always super fun, I highly recommend!

Posted Jun 10, 2019
Mark
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Andy does a great job giving my teenage son viola lessons and they have really helped to improve his playing skills. Andy is always very encouraging and motivating and Sam enjoys his weekly lessons.

Posted Jun 10, 2019

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Experience

Music Teacher
Apr 2015 - Present

Green Brooms Santa Monica

Violin Teacher
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016

Cornerstone Music Conservatory

Music Teacher (violin, viola, piano, guitar)
Jul 2012 - Jul 2014

Musician's Depot Agoura Hills

Education

BFA 2012 - Performance/Composition
Sep 2008 - May 2012

California Institute of the Arts

Awards

1,00,000+ accredited plays on Spotify/Apple Music/Youtube
Jul 2018

Spotify

CalArts Songwriting Competition
Jan 2012

California Institute of the Arts

UCLA Gluck Foundation Scholarship
Oct 2007

UCLA

Affiliations

ASCAP
Jan 2018
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
American Composers Forum
Sep 2008
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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