"Equally amazing as a prolific composer/arranger, performer, and educator, Andy Reiner IS the complete package. One of the most well-rounded young artists in contemporary string playing, Andy carries himself with the wisdom of someone twice his years, bringing a self-assured presence, unique voice, refreshing optimism and all-around positivity to every project he is a part of, setting a tone for all who work with him in any capacity to feel total joy and affirmation, (which is what we should feel whenever we are doing music!)
I don't think I have ever met someone as young as Andy who gets it on so many levels, displaying such maturity and passion for being of service to students and teachers. When he taught at my camp, he worked harder than anyone, slept less than anyone, and consistently wore the most genuine smile. He made everyone feel welcome and included. My own daughter, who has seen every virtuoso under the sun, was most impressed with Andy and made me buy his t-shirt and all his cd's at a time in her development when I was afraid she might give up on the violin. Hire Andy Reiner NOW, because in five years his calendar will be absolutely full and none of us will be able to afford him!!"
-Christian Howes, violinist, entrepreneur, performer, educator, producer, director of Creative Strings Academy and Creative Strings Workshop
"I knew from the first time I met Andy Reiner that he would become a major player in the American music revolution. His enthusiasm for elevating American folk music to its rightful place among our national treasures coupled with his unique personal creativity has been an inspiration to string students at many camps and workshops throughout the US. Andy's ability to guide young folks to realize their own creativity through composition and improvisation is magical. I wouldn't think of running a music camp without Andy's presence as a performer and teacher!"
-Pamela Wiley, 41 year violin teaching veteran, editor, lead teacher trainer and a camp director for the O'Connor Method Books
"I have been practicing every day and have some new found inspiration... Thanks to you. Loving exploring my cello with a fresh mind and letting go of those negative thoughts that have inhibited my growth."
"My playing has definitely improved since our lesson. Thank you for the much needed guidance!"
"Thanks again Andy, . . . (the tunes) sounded more fun than ever before - another dimension to practicing entirely and a good way to fight the occasional practice blues!"
"Both the workshops and the concert were really inspiring; we had a blast . . . you'll be amazed at the breadth and depth of his teaching style. Andy teaches all levels with skill and humor and ease!"
"An amazing musical mentor. Introducing new styles and techniques to my son. Knowledgable, professional, patient and a lot of fun! Thank you Andy! We are greatful to have you here!"
Andy Reiner offers residencies in colleges and schools anywhere in the world. He offers lessons in the Boulder/Denver area of Colorado and online via Skype. Please visit the residencies page or the lessons page for more information, and the calendar page for 2015 music camps. Download his Educational Booking Kit here:
“I have had the pleasure of working with Andy Reiner as a performer, teacher and composer. Andy's music is very appealing to performers and audiences alike. My students loved performing "Cluck Old Hen,” "Blue Sky Basin,” and “Solitary Cloud.” His music displays a high level of compositional craft, and the parts, while challenging, are very satisfying for string players. There is a sense of humor and joy in Andy's music that is truly unique. I recommend him highly.”
- Enrique Lasansky, DMA
Director of Orchestras
Denver School of the Arts
"Andy Reiner was great to work with! He really connected with my students leaving them feeling inspired to create and excited about music. If you get the chance, bring him to your school!"
- Seth Gamba
Orchestra Director at Fulton County Schools, GA