Introduction: Hello and welcome to my profile! I am an experienced performer (SINGING PIANIST), piano TEACHER and vocal coach. I can also transcribe and arrange music. As clergy, I also serve as an OFFICIANT for weddings and other events.
I enjoy working with students and performers of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring them to pursue a lifetime of musical enjoyment. I began teaching beginning piano students while in high school, earned a Northwestern U degree in theory and composition, spent my earlier career in the clergy, and now perform regularly as a soloist and as an accompanist, and I offer transcription services for your original songs, as well.
A recent testimonial: "Andy has been teaching my 8-year old son how to play piano for the past six months and it is incredible to see how much progress my son has made in such a short period of time. My son has never played piano before and now loves it! Andy is patient, flexible, and accommodating. He ensures that my son is always involved in the decision-making process as to what songs to learn to play. Andy tries to make the lessons fun and enjoyable while at the same time serious. It has been such a wonderful and easy experience working with Andy." Jeanine R., Wilmette, IL
PLEASE NOTE: Some reviews relate to my music performances and others to my officiating for weddings.
As an officiant, I make sure I’m acquainted with all the significant members of the wedding party before each ceremony. I meet in person or online with the couple a few times so we feel comfortable with each other while discussing all the details of their unique setting.