Andrew Sims (B.Mus, M. Mus) – Piano, Musikgarten, Accompanying
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University (Texas) and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Alberta. He has received many awards and scholarships throughout his studies, teaching both private students and classes at the post-secondary level. For one year Andrew taught the Musikgarten (pre-school music classes) program in Waco, Texas. He has accompanied for a ballet school in Edmonton, published articles on Alexander Technique, and studied ways to teach piano creatively. His teachers include Jacques Despres, Marnie Giesbrecht and Jane Abbott-Kirk. He is a founding member of Trio Aria and has performed with the Taylor String Quartet.
Andrew spent the summer of 2014 at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria where he performed in concerts and masterclasses in Haydn Hall of the Esterhazy Palace.
Andrew teaches all levels of piano and is in demand as an accompanist.