Testimonials

“Andy is a fantastic teacher. He’s worked with both of my kids over the years; my daughter with guitar and my son with drums. Drums has become my son’s passion and everything he doing now is rooted on the foundation that Andy gave him.”

– Kathy L.

“My son took guitar lessons from Andy for 2.5 years and loved him. He will get you up and playing songs in no time. Andy was also my instructor on the Bass Guitar for two years. I learned a lot of techniques and music.”

– Chris M.

“Wow, I don’t know what you did, but she got in the car last night and was VERY excited about learning from you.  I haven’t seen her that excited in a long time about anything! 

Its funny, but it took a lot of convincing to get her there (she wanted to take lessons from a kid in our neighborhood).  So, last night she said that she couldn’t believe she fought me on it and that I was right (every parent’s dream to hear that!)”

     – Christine L.

“I do lessons on guitar and drums with Andy. He lets me pick the songs that I want to play. He is really friendly and fun to work with. He challenges me and that helps me to advance.”

     – Logan F.

Thank you for taking Michael as your new student.  Michael is excited about learning new songs that he never thought he could play!  He really enjoys the lesson and looks forward to each week!

     – Beth B.

“I wanted to also thank you for nurturing Andrew’s interest in music.  Andrew loves to play his guitar, and I know that your mentoring is a big part of it.  You are making it fun.  He may not always be practicing the right stuff, but he sincerely loves playing the guitar.  It will be a great (and portable) hobby that he can enjoy for a long time to come. “

    – Sharon C.

“I became interested in playing the guitar but I never really “learned” to play the guitar. However, after a few months of instruction on the electric bass for my son, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try and formally learn the guitar from Andy. For my son and me, Andy has been a “full service” music teacher in that, among other things, he accompanied us to a recommended music store to research and obtain guitars and related equipment to begin our music lessons.

In teaching music to a wide range (both age and experience) of students, Andy always demonstrates his in-depth knowledge of music and music history with a professional and personable attitude. As result, the student is made to feel at ease and is encouraged to make rapid, significant progress in learning the guitar. Andy’s positive attitude and musical abilities in teaching are enhanced by his use of the latest electronic equipment in demonstrating, recording, and teaching the guitar. This aspect of his teaching allows the student to take home background “tracks” of music with which to work with as well as teach the student “how” to use this extensive electronic resource in learning music in general. 

Even in such a short time, both my son and I have progressed considerably in our knowledge and ability to play our respective instruments.”

     – Herb V.

“Andy taught for Loveland Music Academy for nearly 10 years. During his time with LMA, he was the most requested guitar instructor on the faculty. In addition to both acoustic and electric guitar, Andy teaches bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and percussion. Another exciting aspect for his students is his detailed attention to lesson plans for the needs and interests of each individual student. Both kids and adults enjoy his sense of humor and knowledge of a wide variety of musical genres, and parents appreciated that their kids enjoyed the lessons while learning the necessary basics of a solid music education. While we were thrilled for him to marry Ashlee and move to their home in Hamilton, we were sorry to lose him to the distance and wish him much success in his own studio, AM Sound. We know that he will be successful in his new endeavor, from teaching to composing to recording and sound engineering.”

– Linda Bergholz, Managing Partner, Loveland Music Academy.

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