Hi! I’m Andy Grall, a musician based in Houston, TX.
I’m passionate about teaching all things music:
- music production
- playing piano
- and more
…using creative and unconventional styles to mentor and draw out talent from students as young as 10 through adults!
I’ve been playing piano and keyboard in a variety of styles for over 23 years, and teaching for over 10 years. I can’t wait to chat with you about your musical journey!
I teach both online and in downtown Houston.
Andy is patient, focused and consistent
The kids enjoy the lessons and Andy is patient, focused and consistent with them. The age range for the three is between 4 and 8. He has been able to adjust the lessons not just to their skill level but also to their personalities and goals. That way learning piano is fun.
With me, we’ve been able to cover the foundation of what is needed and then branch off into more songs so I can practice and apply what was taught.
Andy customizes the lesson
Andy customizes the lesson to the student and brings clarity in the way to practice a piece.
This is the person you want to take lessons from!
Andy has been my piano teacher for almost a year now and I have had nothing but an incredible experience working with him! I came to him as an adult who had already had years of experience playing and had no idea at the time how much he would be able to improve my technique and teach me things that I had never been taught before!
In one year I have improved greatly and I attribute it to my lessons with Andy! No matter what your age or experience is, this is the person you want to take lessons from!
I guarantee you will learn and be a completely satisfied customer! I give him 5 stars!
Who I Work With
Case 1: The Songwriter
Your child has shown a lot of talent in music. She sings, writes her own songs, picks up music by ear - but she doesn't know how to take her songs to the next level, or how to record them professionally, or what she can do to play them better on piano.
I'll help your child learn to finish the songs she writes, and how to arrange and record them professionally. This kind of session works best in person, but we can do a lot online, too.
(I also work with adults!)
Here's an example of a song I helped one of my students finish and record professionally:
Case 2: The Pianist
This is the person who shows exceptional piano skills, and wants to learn how to develop them further. I often get students like this who are bored with traditional piano lessons and need something a little more exciting to keep them interested.
Traditional lessons have a tendency to rely on written music, learning from books. I like to go by an ears-first approach, finding music we like, then learning to play it, and then looking at the sheet music.
What we usually do is find music together - pieces I know will challenge the student, but also ones that he likes, so he will be sure to keep coming back to practice them.
Case 3: The Hobbyist (adults)
Ah, the hobbyist. You've been plucking away at a keyboard for years, without much improvement. You really want to understand music on a deeper level and you want to be able to play more modern songs that you like - from pop tunes to video game music, maybe sprinkling in some classical here and there. But pretty please, don't make me do all those arpeggios and Hanon exercises!
If you're this kind of student, the first thing I'm going to ask you is what kind of music you've been listening to, and let's pick a song you like. Then I'll show you how to play some of it, and we'll talk more about how this song works, and we'll take a skill or two from this song that you can transfer to other songs. Do this a few hundred times over a couple of years and you'll be amazed where you end up!
Case 4: The Beginner
You (or your child) have always wanted to play piano but you just have no idea where to begin. You've never had lessons, you don't know a thing, you just want to try it out! I'm here for you.
I teach the fundamentals of music in a fun way that helps you connect to what you're already listening to. I promise, it's not as scary as it seems!
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