Andy – Piano Teacher

Quick Facts about Andy

  • Teaches Piano all levels - beginning through advanced
  • Specializes in Jazz, Blues, Classical and Musical Theater Styles
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music - Colorado College
  • Works well with all ages and all experience levels
  • 10 years of playing and composing in bands

Learn More About Andy

Andy pulls materials from a variety of sources including the Off the Wall Piano Curriculum to help customize the songs to the student's ability level and interests.

He includes chords, scales and theory into his lessons as well to help his students develop skills with improvisation and composition. Especially as students become more advanced.

Andy has been working with kids in a variety of educational settings for 6 years. He is excited to help students of all ages develop a love for music and piano.

Andy listens closely to his students to get a feeling for their learning styles and what motivates them. He makes sure to include the right amount of challenge for his students to keep up the motivate and momentum.

Andy has played in the orchestra for many shows including Company, The Producers, Hello Dolly, Working, and West Side Story.
Performing in musical theater shows was a regular part of his music teacher curriculum. This exposed him to a lot of the songs from the classics like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and more. He has also taken college courses on the music of George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim.

With younger students, after making a connection, he will talk introduce the basic building blocks of music - notes & fingering and get started on the first songs right away.

Mature students might discuss goals, new technical technique, chord voicings, With older students we can discuss goals and new techniques, like new chord voicings, improvisation strategies, and practice routines

James Blake - Assume Form
Amy Winehouse - Frank
Christian Scott - The Emancipation Procrastination

Andy co-wrote, composed, and performed an original play with music in Colorado Springs and Off Broadway in New York!