Andy Villemez

Andy V.

Cincinnati, OH

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

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I am an educator, composer, and performer based in Cincinnati, OH. I have studied piano for 25 years with masters and doctoral degrees in piano and composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Piano students should expect progress in technique, reading, aural skills, and improv/composition. I enjoy teaching a variety of ages and levels from beginners to those that want to major in instrumental performance. I draw out each student's natural creativity, motivation, and strengths so that they develop into a unique and independent musician. The ultimate goal is to teach myself out of a job.

As a composer, I have been commissioned to write pieces for pre-college students across the country, concert pianists, Cincinnati Public Radio, and regional piano competitions. I am also the director of the Creative Commissions project that pairs creative professionals with pre-college music students to collaborate on creating unique and accessible new works.

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Instructor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Oct 2011 - Present
University of Cincinnati


Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
University of Cincinnati
Master of Music in Piano
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Vanderbilt University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2012

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Big Band Sounds composed by Nikolai Kapustin
Embraceable You arr. by Earl Wild
Photo by Andy V.
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Ruchi B. Sep 28, 2017
Piano · In studio

Our son absolutely loved learning piano from Andy. We are both lucky and fortunate to get lessons from Andy for our son. Andy has an amazing way to connect with kids, to teach at their level, he paces himself with the child's development, and he has a passion for teaching. Andy is constantly working towards making the learning experience outstanding. Thank you, Andy!

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