About Andrew Im
Get to know Andrew Im
Hello! My name is Andrew Im and I am very excited to teach clarinet here at Music & Arts in Ridgewood, New Jersey! Raised in New York City, I started playing the clarinet in elementary school and really fell in love with the instrument right away! When not practicing, I love to read books, watch NY sports news (big NY sports fan), spend time with family, and listen to music!
About my musical education, I picked the clarinet in fourth grade from my elementary school in New York City and fell in love with the instrument right away. I graduated from the Precollege Division at the Manhattan School of Music and attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees in clarinet from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and received my post-graduate degree from New York University. I have done competitions and have performed in New York City and abroad.
When it comes to teaching, my teachers really inspired me to teach and that's how I wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching because I really love helping students, love guiding them to discover their own voice, and be able to connect with them. I want to pass along to my students of what I have learned and teach them, not just music, but also life as well!