Mandy holds a bachelors in music from the prestigious Hartt School, University of Hartford. There she studied classical guitar under the tutelage of internationally known pedagogue, Richard Provost. Mandy is also a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has completed Unit 1 training in Suzuki Early Childhood Education.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, Mandy has worked with students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. She teaches lessons in classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, and ukulele. Mandy has taught at various Connecticut establishments such as School of Rock, Musicmakers Academy, and The Musicians Co-Op.
As a classical guitarist, Mandy has performed at countless weddings, corporate events, restaurants, and private parties. As a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy writes and performs with The BeeKeepers, an original alternative folk group that has been reviewed by The Huffington Post and won several awards, including The Akadema Award for Best EP.
Teaching in Harmony- Mandy's Teaching Philosophy
The musical learning experience should be one that the student fully enjoys in a positive, nurturing environment. It is best for the student to be taught at his or her own pace, yet still be challenged. I help students develop a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music. This includes the ability to read music both melodically and rhythmically. I also believe in taking a student’s natural musical abilities and using that as a tool to guide the student in interpreting works of music. I love working with students of all ages!