Andy Lafreniere is a life long music educator who has specialized in the Suzuki method. This method emphasizes starting children on an instrument at an early age (3-4). Music reading is delayed until they have developed a basic technique and learn their first pieces by ear. Reading is introduced shortly afterward. Parents play an important role in this process by organizing practice sessions and motivating their child. Time is spent with the parent to develop some basic skills that will enhance the overall experience. Traditional adult lessons are also available.
Andy has been teaching guitar and piano for over forty years. He is a graduate of the Hartt School of music with a MM in guitar performance. He is a member of the Suzuki Guitar Development Committee which is sponsored by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Andy is co-director of the Suzuki Music School in Sandy Hook, CT (www.newtownsuzuki.com) and also teaches privately from his home in Bethlehem, CT.
Andy has taught several award winning students and is a frequent clinician at several music workshops throughout the US. He is an active performer who enjoys playing a variety of musical styles.
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