Andy has studied and played woodwinds for over 25 years (since 1989), with his primary instrument being saxophone. He has experience teaching and performing on saxophone, flute, and Chinese bamboo flute. He first began private saxophone study in 1995 with Scott Erickson of Murray State University and in 1996 studied with Hunt Butler at Kentucky State University (also a woodwind instructor with the Jamey Aeborsold Summer Jazz Workshops). Andy graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Music Education (primary instrument- saxophone, secondary instruments-flute and piano) in 2000.
He studied flute with Hunt Butler beginning in 1998 and continued private study on flute in 2002 with Helena Berggren. His formal private study of Chinese bamboo flute began under Zhang Jiansheng at Yunnan Art Institute (Kunming, China) from 2002 - 2004. Andy has given private music lessons on various instruments (saxophone, flute, piano, snare drum, etc.) and was involved in full-time graduate studies in Intercultural Studies in the U.S. (2004-2006). He then conducted further music research in China (2006-2009), Andy graduated with a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) in 2010.
Andy now continues his passion for music through offering private lessons, performing with various groups in the Triangle, as a full time music teacher & band director in Raleigh, and excursions in songwriting. No matter what the subject, Andy continues to find joy in teaching and therefore serving his students.
Andy Flood, BME, MA-EM
Near And Far Sound's Home Studio
About Near And Far Sounds
Andy Flood's Credential: NC License in Music (All Grades), B.Mus.Ed., MA in Ethnomusicology, 25+ years woodwind-playing experience and five years of music-related study in China.
Conducting lessons in the Triangle area, based in northern Chapel Hill, Near And Far Sounds came out of my experience over the years giving private music lessons in students' homes and experience as a band director. I care about the quality of my students' playing habits and skills, and also about how they exercise creativity in a positive and motivating environment!
While offering instruction in jazz, classical, and popular music, I also provide the opportunity to take Chinese bamboo flute lessons for those interested in playing the "Far Sounds" of Near and Far Sounds! I also speak Mandarin Chinese for those who prefer to use it in any lesson. 二零零二年初我开始学普通话（国语），二零零二年底开始讲普通话到现在！
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