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About Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Laurel, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: B.M. in Trumpet Performance from James Madison University: 2017 M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Louisiana State University: 2020
Performance Experience: 2018-2020: Graduate Brass Quintet, Louisiana State University 2016-2017: Massanutten Brass Band (Harrisonburg, VA) Principal Cornet 2016- 2017: Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra (Lexington, VA) Assistant Principal, 3rd Trumpet 2015: Capital City Symphony (Washington, D.C.) 2nd Trumpet
Teaching Experience: Director of Bands, Gonzaga College High School: 2020-2021 Alumni Service Corps and Assistant Band Director at Gonzaga College High School: 2017-18 Adjudicator for the Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Trumpet Auditions: 2019 Trumpet Studio Teaching Assistant at LSU: 2018-2020 Trumpet Faculty at LSU’s Stately Oaks High School Summer Program: 2019 Nine years of private trumpet teaching experience, including two at the University level.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that in meeting each student where they are, individually. I therefore tailor instruction to a student's specific goals and needs. Ultimately, my job is to teach students how to teach themselves. When a student can diagnose and solve their own musical questions, I've succeeded!

Get to know Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood is a Washington DC based trumpet performer and music educator. Originally from Northern Virginia, Andrew completed his BM in music performance at James Madison University, studying with Dr. Chris Carrillo. Additional studies occurred with Chris Sala of the US Navy Band and Steven Hendrickson of the National Symphony Orchestra. After finishing at JMU, Andrew spent a year serving his alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, as a member of the Alumni Service Corps. After this, he accepted a trumpet studio teaching assistantship at Louisiana State University. After earning his MM in trumpet performance at LSU, Andrew accepted the position of Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Gonzaga College High School. In this capacity, he conducts two bands and teaches music theory.

As a soloist, Andrew has appeared with the Massanutten Brass Band, James Madison University Brass Band, and LSU University Band. Additionally, he won first place in the 2019 North American Brass Band Association Cornet Slow Melody Competition.

As an orchestral musician, Andrew has appeared with the Rockbridge and Capital City Symphonies, as well as the LSU Symphony Orchestra and LSU Wind Ensemble. 

Additionally, Andrew performs regularly in a variety of settings throughout the DC area.

Andrew Wood teaches at:
11200 Scaggsville Rd Unit 111
Laurel, MD 20723
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