Andrew is the Executive Director of the Copper Country Suzuki Association. He is the CCSA’s cello instructor as well as the Conductor of the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Cello Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with former Baltimore Symphony Principal Cellist Mihály Virizlay. He has completed Suzuki training for Cello Units 1 through 7, as well as Suzuki Principles in Action and Wrap Your Brain Around Targeted Technique Practice. He has taken Suzuki teacher training courses with Pam Davenport, Sally Gross, Avi Friedlander, Annette Costanzi, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Teri Einfeldt, and Timothy Durbin.
As a performer, Andrew has played with the Keweenaw Symphony, 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 the Keweenaw Symphony and Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestras. The 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.
In addition to teaching private lessons, Andrew taught at the Baltimore Talent Education Center for 11 years. Prior to moving to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Andrew was the Director of the Upper School String Orchestra and Middle and Lower School String Ensembles at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland.