My name is Andrew Williams.
I am a performer, teacher and composer who specializes in brass instruments and jazz music.
As a teacher, I simplify the complex, connect the human spirit to the music, and focus on creating well-balanced musicians.
As a performer, my career has taken me across the NYC scene and abroad on tours. Currently, I play professionally in my home region.
As a composer, I am drawn to experimental music as well as classical and contemporary arrangements for brass instruments.
All that I do is based on certain values:
- quality without arrogance
- generosity of spirit
- openness of mind
- the legacy of jazz
I invite you to dive deep with me, while swimming with ease. Technique is only part of the package. A great musician is made up of much more than technical prowess.
I believe in guiding my students towards discovering their own authentic connection to music.
This is a process. It does not happen overnight.
It involves unleashing an inner sense of freedom to create, the guts to explore the unknown, and the curiosity to do so without self-judgement.
I’m here to help you get there!