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Meet Our Faculty

Andrew Martin

Guitar

Teaching Philosophy

I firmly believe that music is a universal language that transcends genre and style. Whether we are learning rock, pop, jazz, country, or any other style, my approach is to utilize students' musical interests as a vehicle for teaching about the art and science of music. I have learned much from my students over the years and have discovered that there is something to be studied and learned from every piece of music. I believe that there is so much to learn when we approach music with a spirit of curiosity and discovery, and I share this unbridled enthusiasm freely with my students so that, hopefully, they too can develop a lifelong love of music.

Education

B.M. in Contemporary Writing and Production, Berklee College of Music

Bio

Andrew was born and raised in the 80s but steeped and schooled in the radio classics of the last 50 years. He has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of 8. An active performer, Andrew gigs with a diverse range of bands, including large dance/wedding bands, acoustic trios, and electronica ensembles as well as solo performances as a vocalist and guitarist. He also performs as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, leading his own original rock band. In addition to rock, pop, and R&B, Andrew has experience performing with 80s new wave, country, and CCM/gospel bands and ensembles. He is also interested in performance psychology and evidence-based research on learning and performance, and is passionate about applying these principles in his lessons.

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