Andy studied accordion privately with Joe Spano for 12 years starting at the age of five. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Seattle University and studied composition at the University of Washington, Graduate School of Music. Best known as the featured performer at the Space Needle Restaurant in Seattle, Washington for 11 years. Have performing experience in radio, television, movies, commercials, recordings and concerts. Have performed with or for the following: Lawrence Welk, Myron Floren, Dick Contino, Art VanDamm, Frank Yankovich, Liberace, Burl Ives, The Vienna Boy's Choir, Danny Kaye, Phyllis Diller, King Hussein of Jordan, King and Queen of Norway, and many others. Continue to perform approximately 150 engagements a year and teach Master Classes. Have adjudicated and performed at music festivals in Leavenworth, Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Yakima, Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC.