Andy Studer

Andy S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I teach viola using the Suzuki method, with an emphasis on technique and intonation.

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Andy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2012

I am Andy. I am a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA degree in Composition/Violin Performance. I will be attending school again in the Fall to get my teaching certificate to teach in the public school system. My violin playing has been featured on Glee, with Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix), and guitar featured on shows like Rachel Ray and Dr. Phil. My main passions are songwriting, and collaborating with other great musicians all over the country.

I have been a private music teacher for the past 8 years and it has been an extremely rewarding journey. My students love their lessons with me, and parents love that I am patient and more open-minded than most music teachers out there. Students say I am friendly and funny, and fun to learn with. My teaching style on the violin is centered around the Suzuki method, but I leave a lot of flexibility to cater lessons around your interests. If you ask to play a certain song, I will find a way to help you play it. Every goal is achievable with practice, dedication, and fun!

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Apr 2015 - Present
Green Brooms Santa Monica

Music lessons for all ages with recitals twice a year.

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Jul 2012 - Jul 2014
Musician's Depot Agoura Hills

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BFA 2012 - Performance/Composition
Sep 2008 - May 2012
California Institute of the Arts


CalArts Songwriting Competition
Jan 2012
California Institute of the Arts
UCLA Gluck Foundation Scholarship
Oct 2007


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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5 Reviews

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Paul Jul 5, 2019
Viola · In home

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.

Danielle Jun 11, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

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Nick Jun 11, 2019
Violin · In studio

One of the best Cello instructors in the region. I strongly endorse this talented man.

Becky Jun 10, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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!

Mark Jun 10, 2019
Viola · In home

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.

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