Education/Experience: Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He was a Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University's contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger. He currently is working towards a second Master's at TWU in music therapy. As an Arranger/Composer/Producer: Andy has written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, University of North Texas’s One O’clock lab band in Spring of 2010. As a Performer: Andy is accomplished in jazz, classical, rock, r&b as well as well other styles of music. He performs regularly with several jazz groups, along with a classical string ensemble, and original groups around the DFW area. He also has performed with and co-produced for recording artists from the Nashville, Miami and Washington D.C. areas. Service: Andy also strongly believes that service to humanity is of the utmost importance. He has performed for and been a part of many worth while causes such as the Dallas Life Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, Food For Hunger Organizations, Medi Send, as well as Habitat for Humanity. Andy currently works for the kids links organization performing for kids in need at hospitals in the DFW area.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1993
Master's in Jazz Arranging/Composition
Teaches ages 8+
Speaks spanish, English