Andrew Small

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About Me

Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Small has performed with artists ranging from Sierra Hull and Mandolin Orange to the North Carolina Symphony. A native of eastern North Carolina, Andrew now lives in Floyd, VA where he serves as Coordinator for the Handmade Music School and also tours as bassist with the group Bill and the Belles. Singing and performing on mandolin and fiddle with his wife Ashlee Watkins, their band the New Macedon Rangers are regular performers for Friday Night Jamborees at the Floyd Country Store. Andrew has won numerous blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the Southeast for his old-time fiddling and in 2015 was named the Bluegrass Mandolin Champion of Australia. He holds a master's degree in music performance from Yale University.

Teaching Style

I place a strong emphasis on developing listening skills with attention to detail and believe that we must learn to accurately hear and understand music in order to reproduce it. If you can sing it, you can learn to play it!

Available By

  • Zoom
  • Skype

Payments Accepted

  • PayPal
  • Credit Card

Some Supplies You Might Need

tuner, metronome, recording device, pencil and notepad, other necessary supplies (rosin, picks, extra strings, etc.)

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