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Andrew Straight
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Shawnee, KS
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, Drums, French Horn, Music Theory, Technology, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Abilene Christian University (ACU, 2005) and a Master of Science in Software Design & Programming from Denver University (DU, 2020). He is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Kansas Music Educator's Association (KMEA), the International Trumpet Guild (ITG), the International Horn Society (IHS), the International Trombone Association (ITA), and the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA).
Performance Experience: Andrew has been performing professionally on the Trombone, Euphonium, Horn, Trumpet, and Tuba since 2001. He has performed with many professional orchestras and jazz bands including the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony, Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Austin Swing Orchestra. Andrew has performed as a house musician for the Georgetown Palace Theater and performed with many trombone choirs including the Central Texas Civic Trombone Choir, Slide Rule, and Too Many Trombones.
Teaching Experience: Andrew is a master teacher with 15+ years of experience in the Texas and Colorado public schools. Graduating with honors from ACU with a degree in Music Ed., he began his career in the Czech Republic teaching English and music. Soon after he took several positions in the Leander Independent School District north of Austin, TX (Associate Director of Bands at Vista Ridge High School and Leander Middle School). He was the Director of Bands at Custer County Schools in Westcliffe, CO from 2014-2020.
Teaching Philosophy: "Nice work if you can get it, and you can get it if you try." ~Ira Gershwin

Get to know Andrew

Andrew Straight is an actively performing trombonist and music educator who has taught middle, high school, and adult students all over the world, many of whom have gone on to become music educators and performers in their own right. Born in 1982 to a family of musicians and educators, Andrew studied piano in elementary school before taking up the trombone in 5th grade. Since then, Andrew has studied with many master conductors, pedagogues, and performers including Don Lucas (Boston University), Natalie Steele Royston (Abilene Christian University, Iowa State University ) John Kitzman (Dallas Symphony, Southern Methodist University), Ron Wilkins (Trombocalist), Brian Hecht (Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra), and Nathan Zgonc (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra). He has performed in great concert halls around the world including the Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. He performs regularly at Christ Church Anglican in Overland Park, KS. Andrew, his wife, and four children recently relocated to the Kansas City area from Colorado.   

Andrew teaches at:
15810A Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Shawnee, KS 66217
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