Andy is an extremely well-versed pianist in many genres of music. Anything I bring to him, he can break down to help me understand. He has helped me to modernize my playing from strictly classical to having a better understanding of modern and jazz concepts. I’m learning to listen and play what I’m hearing, rather than just relying on written music. He describes it as “learning to speak a language, rather than having a translator tell you what to say.” I am learning to approach playing in a new way that has made learning new music much easier and more interesting.