Andrew Dixon Music Education/Performance

4.5 (25)
From Oakland, CA
SinceDecember, 2021

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Andrew Dixon is a multi-talented musician, composer, and educator who has enjoyed international success. His outstanding albums "East Oakland Run Down", "RAGE", and "Renegade" are part of his Epistemology Records label.

While growing up, Andrew honed his skills at numerous jam sessions featuring such jazz luminaries as Von Freeman, Fred Anderson, Maurice Brown, and Greg Ward. After earning his degree in jazz, composition and arranging from the University of Illinois, he went on to perform with celebrated artists like Spoon, The Roots, David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lyrics Born, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Faddis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Carlos Santana.

Andrew has graced the stage at several notable festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Phillippine Jazz Festival, Mosaic Music Festival, and more. He has toured extensively throughout several cities worldwide, including Paris, Manila, Singapore, Tokyo, London, L.A., New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Jakarta, Seoul, Oslo, Montreal, Barcelona, and Toronto.

As a devoted educator, Andrew challenges his students to achieve excellence in their musical pursuits. His guidance has helped many students to excel in local youth symphonies in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and the Peninsula. They've also received numerous accolades, such as all-state honors, selection to the SFJAZZ High School Ensemble, Monterey Next Gen Band, and the Grammy Band. Andrew's students have furthered their education with impressive scholarships and acceptances to prestigious schools like N.Y.U., U.S.C, and Manhattan School of Music.
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Service as described 4.2
Communication 5.0
Punctuality 4.2
Andrew provided saxophone lessons to my son and his classmate, so they could prepare for Fall Band in 5th grade. He has a direct approach and they quickly grasped the concepts. I strongly endorse him.
January 7, 2023
As a flute teacher, Andrew possesses an exceptional level of knowledge and an acute attention to detail. Despite my lack of theory background, I chose to take lessons with him. Andrew helped me lay down a solid foundation and his teaching style has made me feel a greater sense of unity with music. Should you ever find yourself struggling with a specific aspect of playing the flute, such as hitting high pitches, Andrew will provide the right amount of encouragement necessary to get you there. Although I am still in the process of learning, his instruction has been invaluable. In addition to being a talented teacher, Andrew has a wonderful personality and is always swift to respond to my questions. Even after my surgery, he was kind enough to give me a lesson at my apartment, despite the fact that I am only an adult student and am unlikely to become a professional flautist.
January 7, 2023
My son was assisted by Andrew in commencing his saxophone journey. Andrew's systematic and patient teaching approach deserves high commendation.
October 16, 2022
My 4th grade son has been receiving private lessons on the alto saxophone from Andrew for a year now, and he is simply amazing. Andrew is not only a solid individual, but he is also a skilled instructor who can start from scratch with your student and get them learning almost immediately. He motivates his students to better themselves and informs them of what obstacles they need to overcome. Andrew is a genuine, responsible, and diligent person.
March 5, 2022
With his gentle and patient manner, Andrew shows great talent in teaching the flute. He takes time to listen and answer all questions, making it easy for us who are new to the instrument. Thanks to his guidance, our daughter can already play two songs. Even as I listened in and out of the room during her lessons, I also learned more about the flute, helping me assist her during her daily practices of 15-20 minutes. Truly, great teachers bring out the best in their students. We eagerly await hearing more beautiful flute songs from our daughter as she continues to learn from Andrew.
March 2, 2022