Andy’s philosophy of teaching saxophone and woodwind lessons is to use his personal experience with elementary, secondary, and high school band programs along with his own musical studies and career as a jazz performer to help students grow and prosper in their own musical settings. Andy uses his experiences and understanding of an individual student's needs to approach the learning process in a flexible and positive manner.
Andy has been a Band Director for Paul Effman Music NY (in the MA school programs), and a private lesson instructor at The Minor Chord in Littleton MA for the last 7 years. He also has been teaching for the Milton Public Schools Applied Lesson Program and the Waltham Public Schools Private Lesson program during the school year. In addition he has been a freelance private instructor in the greater Boston area taking on his own saxophone and woodwind students.
Andy has been active on the Boston music scene for 2 decades and has worked as a sideman and leader with many of Boston’s most noteworthy jazz and popular musicians. Andy has run numerous jazz jam sessions including a current residency as leader of “After Hours with The Andy Voelker Trio" at Thelonious Monkfish in Cambridge, MA. Andy also has been performing in residence at Barcelona Brookline for their Jazz Brunch over the last 5 years.
Berklee College of Music, Boston MA 1994-1998; Brick High School, Brick Township, NJ 1990-1994.