"Andrew is a huge support to our 8 year old daughter Millie. She's a full time student at the Special Music School at Lucy Moses and we approached him to help us with her home practice. Andrew is patient, kind and is a great motivator. Millie looks forward to her time with Andrew and has developed a more focused passion for piano.
Andrew works with Millie on focusing her love of music and embracing her talent by adding contemporary music to her study. (she's a big Micheal Jackson fan) We feel so lucky to have Andrew as part of Millie's music journey. He is a real find." - Susie, Millie's mom
Sarah is a wonderful and talented piano teacher! She is patient and calm and makes learning the piano fun for our 11-year old daughter. Sarah immediately won Sofia over with her friendly personality and gentle demeanor. In Sofia's own words, "In a short time, Sarah has taught me how to read music and I always look forward to my lessons with her". Hearing Sofia practice between lessons is proof that Sarah is inspiring her to love the piano.
"Andrew has been the ideal piano teacher for me. It seemed like all of my friends played at least one instrument, and I'd never learned how to play much of anything. I thought, at 31, it was about time to learn how to play music and started taking piano lessons with Andrew about a month or two ago. First off, Andrew is very professional, on time, and has even given me reminders about our lessons. While being reliable is certainly important, my favorite thing about Andrew is his relaxed vibe. As an adult who is learning how to play music for the first time, I get can get frustrated easily and making mistakes make me anxious. This is where Andrew's patience and calmness is very helpful. He's very positive and encouraging, which does wonders to keep me from getting discouraged and giving up on the whole thing. While I can't sing his praises enough, a final bit to note is that he is great at teaching you whatever song you want. I asked about a song last week that he was familiar with, but didn't know how to play. He just had to listen to it once to figure it out and was able to teach me the whole song in that lesson. I think Andrew's creativity, patience, openness, and reliability all go into making me proud to call him my piano teacher!"
"Andrew is a funner teacher and nicer than an old mean piano teacher. Andrew lets me learn cool songs like Selena Gomez, The Beatles and Michael Jackson! He is also strict sometimes because if he wasn't he would not be a good teacher!" - Hunter
"Andrew is more than I hoped for in a piano teacher. He is patient, resourceful and thinks out of the box. He is willing to be flexible with the types of teaching methods which has been very effective with my son. Hunter has been excited to learn to read music and experiment with his new skills!" - Jenna, mom of Hunter
"I don't meet many people filled with integrity and genuine love for what they do. You do what you do and you do it well.
Andrew has shared his love for music by aiding in putting together a music project of mine that will be sent to a recording label. I honestly can say that he truly embodies what a musician is. Andrew is also teaching me how to play this magnificent instrument (the piano). He makes an adult like me less insecure about learning something new at my age. I appreciate his patience with me and professionalism. I pray we continue working together."
"After her school started offering piano, I thought that might be the convenient route for Clara's lessons...but she was having none of it. She insisted that she wanted lessons with Andrew and I'm so happy I listened to her. Clara looks forward to seeing him every week and has truly developed a talent and love of piano and music in general. I couldn't ask for more!" - Ashley, Clara's mom
"I've been working as a music producer/composer in the advertising industry for almost five years now. I've been in a bunch of rock bands and electronic music acts for years now, too, but I had never really had any formal piano training and I've just learnt songs and pieces by ear. Recently, I decided I wanted to fast track my musicianship so i decided to get lessons from Andrew. He has a progressive and flexible teaching style that really suits me. I've been learning complicated classical pieces and classic pop songs with him in in such a short timeframe. He really has shown me that anything is possible!"
"Andrew is the kind of teacher who communicates very well with young students. Our son is not a 'natural' musician by any means and on most days would rather be doing something else than practicing. Andrew, however, has such a warm, relaxed and fun style to which our son readily responds. Not many other teachers could draw this effort out of our son and for that we are extremely grateful to Andrew." - Simona, Theo's mom
Andrew is an excellent teacher for adult beginners. In addition to being really flexible with scheduling lessons, he is incredibly patient and encouraging. I tend to get anxious about making mistakes, but he is always really easygoing when I do. He lets me choose what music I’d like to learn and finds the perfect arrangements of the songs to suit my skill level. One of the best things about Andrew is that he is extremely creative in his teaching methods and appeals to different learning styles. When I’m struggling with grasping something auditorily, he’ll present it to me visually or kinesthetically. He has played, sang, clapped, chanted, notated and drawn diagrams, all for my benefit. He will even let me record a video of him playing so I can watch and listen at home. The combination of all these different approaches is giving me a really well rounded understanding of piano. Additionally, Andrew is great about contextualizing what he’s teaching. I now have a better understanding of classical, jazz and pop music patterns. He is super open to questions, and if he doesn’t know the answer, he’ll go find out. Most important though, Andrew makes learning piano fun. I look forward to my lessons every week.
Minal K. and Nishka
My daughter and I have been taking piano lessons with Andrew for the past 6 months. Andrew is a truly student-centered teacher, providing patient instruction with an encouraging demeanor and an ability to teach both kids and adults. He's also willing to teach different genres of piano music, which has added a delightful variety to the lessons. We highly recommend him!
"Andrew has the perfect approach with beginner adults. After a few lessons you already have a piece to play. While you enjoy your playing, Andrew delicately teaches you theory. His passion for music is contagious. Yes, Andrew is more than a piano teacher. He is a real musician."
"Andrew has been teaching our 6 year old son how to play the piano, and he has been great! He has been very enthusiastic, patient, easygoing, and keeps my son engaged. He makes the lessons fun, and my son looks forward to the weekly lessons. Andrew also transcribes some of my son's favorite songs so that our son can practice those as well.
We feel very lucky to have Andrew as our son's piano teacher, and we look forward to him continue teaching our son." - Dennis, Luca's Dad
"I have always suspected that piano teachers don't like having me as a student. When I first began taking lessons in the early 90s, teachers wanted me to learn classical songs while I mainly wanted to do top 40. I stopped taking lessons for many years but in 2014 I decided to take lessons again. The first teacher I emailed never even responded! He must have been intimidated when he heard I had lots of experience. The second teacher set up an appointment time, but then no-showed the lesson! I was ready to quit when I found Andrew's website. His rates are very fair and he is always prompt to each lesson. And unlike many teachers, he doesn't force me to learn what he likes; rather, he lets me decide what I want to learn and that's the way to keep me interested. He gives great advice...even on songs that he has never heard before. It's great to know that there really is no limit to what I can learn. An obscure instrumental song that plays during a film I saw? He can teach you that if that's what you want to learn. The advice that he gives is very helpful and I have been enjoying my return to the world of piano instruction."
"Andrew is a fun piano teacher and he lets you have dinosaur stickers."
"Sarah has been a great piano teacher for me! She has helped me develop a practice regimen, learn to read music, and even gain confidence performing! She is patient and allows me to work at my own pace while also pushing me. I highly recommend Sarah to students of all levels!"
"I have been playing piano for 20 years, but I hadn’t played in a few years. I was looking for some help with reviewing some music theory and the technical pieces to classical music. Sarah was phenomenal. She really helped me with understand things I never really had before. Sarah has such a deep understanding of music and it's very obvious she loves sharing and teaching her passion with others!"