Andy is a Denver based guitarist and teacher.
Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Andy’s studied piano, guitar, violin, marching and concert percussion. He played guitar in the indie/progressive band, "TORGO!". They released their debut album, Choose Your Own Adventure, in 2010. He majored in music at Amarillo Community College and studied classical and jazz guitar.
Andy later attended the prestigious jazz program at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He performed in UNC's big bands, small jazz combos, jazz guitar ensemble and vocal jazz ensembles. Andy received a Bachelor's of Music with an Emphasis in Instrumental Jazz Studies from UNC in May of 2015.
Andy teaches music lessons in the Denver area and online for multiple music teaching companies including School of Rock, Jamplay.com, and My Music Skool. He has been featured and ranked as being in the top three musicians and teachers in Arvada, CO by Thumbtack.com.
In addition, he writes articles for Classical Guitar magazine and blogs for different websites. He performs regularly for events, restaurants, and musicals as a guitarist in a variety of styles. He is a guitarist in the The Chandeliers, which specialize in parties, weddings, and private events.
He performs in the Denver area and records as a singer/guitarist in his original band, Strange Heavens.