Professional Piano Teacher
Born and raised in Toronto, Andy started playing piano at an early age of just 5 years old. He finished his RCM Grade 10 in Classical Piano Performance for the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2012 with First Class Honours, at the age of 14.
Andy also has his Bachelor (BMus) in Jazz Piano Performance at the University of Toronto. At UofT, Andy received the Mamie May Scholarship (renewable for 3 years) and the Jazz Distillery Entrance Scholarship.
As one of North America’s top institutions for Jazz studies, Andy was constantly surrounded by incredibly talented and hardworking colleagues and teachers. Some teachers he has studied with at UofT have included many notable jazz musicians in the Canadian and World Jazz scene including; Steve Wallace (played with Oscar Peterson), and William Carn (Juno Winner).
In addition, he was taught privately by Juno nominated pianist Chris Donnelly for 3 years. His last private piano professor was Noam Lemish, who also happens to be the piano instructor for Nick Nurse, who is the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors!
As a bandleader and musical collaborator, Andy has performed and recorded for many events and projects. His biggest collaboration was a duet piece with YouTube Vocal Star Alex Porat who has almost 900,000 subscribers and over 125,000,000 total views on her videos. Check her out! (Video above)
Over the last 8 years Andy has been sharing his passion of music as a teacher in hopes of enriching other people's lives through music.
Using over 17 years worth of knowledge he’s gained in the classical and jazz scene, Andy is able to provide first class methods of instruction for both classical and jazz. As a certified RCM teacher, you can be rest assured that you’ll be in good hands. He can teach all levels of RCM practical piano, theory, harmony and history.
Many of Andy’s students have gone to win competitions and have scored First Class Honours with Distinction at the RCM seasonal exams. He hosts two semi-annual recitals which allow his students to showcase their progress and achievements.
There are no hidden fess - payments are made on a month to month basis.
Lessons are presented through the online studio or in-person at Andy's studio or your home. Andy's studio also has a professional grand piano for his students to use.
The pictures above illustrate what kind of marks many of Andy’s students have been achieving. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!