As a child, Andrew began classical piano lessons with the late Suzanne
Chapin, which he promptly quit, explaining to his parents that he did not like being
told what to play. He spent the remainder of his childhood teaching himself,
improvising, and copying the classical music that he heard his sisters learning.
After several years playing in rock and blues bands, he discovered jazz in
2006 and began studying with pianist/composer Paul Hofmann. Now fully
devoted to music, he went on to earn a master’s degree in music theory in 2012
from the University of Buffalo, where he also studied classical piano and