Andy of the Time Pieces Music Duo
Is now offering
Online Guitar Lessons
Andy is trained in the jazz, classical and contemporary guitar. He studied with world class musicians and teachers in NYC. He started his studies at Bronx Community College graduating with an Associates in Music Education. His private instruction included 5 years under distinguished concert artist and teacher of the classical guitar Albert Valdez Blain who studied under Andres Segovia. Andy also furthered his horizons with jazz guitar studying under the renowned jazz guitarist and teacher Barry Galbraith in NYC for 5 years.
Andy expanded his guitar repertoire and technique with studies under famous contemporary guitarists as Lou Volpe, John Scofield, Tony Purrone, Vinnie Zummo and master classes of the legendary contemporary jazz guitar greats Larry Coryell and Pat Metheny.
Andy started teaching guitar at a local music store in the Bronx NY while attending college. He has over 20 years of guitar teaching students from the very beginner to advanced and of all ages. The variety of methods he has taught from are Melbay, Alfred, Shearer and Carcassi methods, Amsco and Berklee with styles taught from classical, pop, jazz an d contemporary.
“It is really gratifying for me to see students cultivate and improve over a period of time with lessons where they reach their own personal goals.”
“It’s very important to relate to each student at any level and understand their needs and wants in order to make it fun to learn the guitar.” One of my goals as a guitar instructor is to teach the fundamentals of music in order to get students to enjoy playing songs and reach the point where they can play solo or in a group setting.”
Highlights of his professional music playing include off Broadway productions in NYC, songwriting and producing, studio work and club dates in the New York Metro area for over 30 years. He was bandleader/Guitarist of his own wedding entertainment company spanning over 20 years in the Hudson Valley NY.
Andy has been enjoying performing locally in the Charleston area for over 10 years along with his wife as a music duo “Time Pieces Music” at numerous low country venues for weddings, restaurants and private events. Website www.timepiecesmusic.com
Andy - 843-276-4129
PO Box 1402 Mount Pleasant SC 29465