Classes and Lessons
Andrew started playing cello when he was 10 in his North Syracuse elementary school's string program. After High School, Andrew attended the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with the Baltimore Symphony’s principal cellist Mihaly Virizlay.
Andrew has completed Suzuki teacher training for Cello Units 1- 4, as well as Suzuki Principles in Action and Wrap Your Brain Around Targeted Technique Practice. He has taken courses with Pam Davenport, Sally Gross, Annette Costanzi, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Teri Einfeldt and Timothy Durbin.
As a performer, Andrew has played with the Baltimore Symphony, Maryland Symphony and Gettysburg Symphony Orchestras. He has performed recitals in Baltimore, Boston and Cicero, NY.
Andrew teaches students of all ages and abilities. His students have played in Baltimore and Howard County All-County Orchestras, the Baltimore Symphony’s Side-by-Side Concert, Maryland’s All-State Orchestra and all levels of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Andrew taught at the Baltimore Talent Education Center, an afterschool Suzuki program in the Baltimore City Public School for 11 years. He has also been the Director of the Upper School String Orchestra and Middle School String Ensembles at the McDonogh School, a private school in Owings Mills, Maryland, for the last 15 years.
Andrew, his wife Jen and their son Ephraim are looking forward to coming to Houghton, although their cats have some reservations about the move.