Andrew’s exposure to a variety of cultures and musical styles in his native home Scarborough, has led him to absorb every musical influence in his path. Choosing eclecticism and integration over a single focused discipline, Andrew embraces all new sounds while retaining a deep love for his roots in classical music, a philosophy he shares and encourages with all his students.
This philosophy has afforded him multiple opportunities to travel across Canada and beyond. His performance experience ranges from playing in Toronto’s thriving comedy circuit, improvising songs at the iconic Second City, to performing in Academy Award-winning composer, John McDowell’s The River Peace Orchestra. As a composer, he’s written jingles and video game music to serving as technical supervisor, songwriter, producer, and performer to Bebe Zahara Benet, Rupaul’s Drag Race Season One winner, and All Stars Season Three contestant.
With education being his first and biggest passion, Andrew presently focuses on teaching in a variety of environments and caters to students with a diverse set of skills and needs. With over a decade’s worth of teaching experience, Andrew teaches both amateur and professionals, as well as neurotypical and neurodivergent students. He draws from his past professional experiences as both a performer and composer to provide a unique perspective and a one of a kind learning experience.
To learn more about Andrew, you can download his CV here