A native of Milwaukee, Andrew has lived in the Chicago area since 2013. He earned a bachelor’s of music in composition, as well as a minor in piano performance, from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Andrew has performed in rock bands, youth symphonies, jazz ensembles, choral groups, and everything in between. Through an internship at legendary Chicago studio Rax Trax Recording, he trained in the best practices of music production.
In recent years, Andrew has fallen in love with teaching, and he loves finding new and creative ways to explain musical ideas. His approach is student-led. He knows this “music stuff”, and his job is to make sure his students know it too!
Andrew loves customizing the experience to his students’ long-term goals. If a student wants to master Lady Gaga’s catalogue, bring it on. If they’d prefer a deep dive into music theory, Andrew (a self-described “big music-theory nerd”) is ready for that journey too. And if the student has no preconceived objective, he loves guiding them to potential musical interests.
With a focus on fundamentals and a genuine passion for all things music, Andrew is committed to giving each student an engaging and customized musical journey.