Andrew Skepasts is a musician and composer based in Vancouver, Canada. He is a recent graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music located in New York City. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, studying on scholarship from The New School and the BC Arts Council. While in New York, he was able to study with some of the world’s finest musicians, including many he grew up listening to such as Lage Lund, Aaron Parks and Peter Bernstein. These experiences have given Andrew an insight into music that he would not have gained otherwise, as well as opened him up to a variety of styles of music.
As a teacher, Andrew strives to help his students create or realize their unique musical goals and aspirations, then crafts a manageable and practical path forward. Andrew acquired a vast amount of knowledge about the technical aspects of the guitar, piano and music theory during his studies. His time spent playing in various jazz, rock and pop groups gave him lots of performance experience and practical knowledge about music. He has helped numerous musicians achieve their musical goals, whether it is preparing for an honour band audition or learning their first song.