Andy has performed for hundreds of schools as well as the Vancouver Children's Festival, Surrey Childrens Festival, Vancouver Folkfest, and a Raffi album. His amazing musical inventions have been featured in 2 CBC documentaries. With over 35 year's experience studying music from various cultures (including a sitar scholarship to India), he has also toured with numerous African and Indian ensembles. He even performed with the Children's Landfill Harmonic Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. With Delhi 2 Dublin, he toured the world, performing for the prime minister, British royal couple, BBC, and MTV India. In China, he performed in the Forbidden City.
I can earnestly offer my highest recommendation for Andy's show. Having seen him perform many times, I believe that his show is perfect for young audiences. His warm humour, amazingly creative invented instruments, and vast knowledge and experience of music from other cultures would make him a wonderfully inspiring figure, encouraging creativity in young minds. There are few artists who could so flawlessly combine music and science in to such a cohesive, educational, yet thoroughly engaging and entertaining performance. A wonderful show for both children and adults of all ages! Andree Montigny, Grade 1 Teacher, Ecole la Passerelle, Whistler
What Andy brought was truly amazing! His ingenuity, talent, passion and creativity sparkled, and the audience was mesmerized. Through the music, it was demonstrated that with hard work, confidence and abundant imagination, truly amazing things can be accomplished. His engaging, playful and friendly attitude was delightful. The children absolutely loved being able to try his instruments! Both the students and the teachers who were present were all blown away, and we were talking about the performance for several days after. I would love to have him back for another performance. He is fantastic! Katherine Fawcett, Music Teacher, Whistler Waldorf School
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Tech Requirements: large table, 2 chairs, power
Fee Range: $725-$925 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Music can generate interest in science, just as science can inspire new approaches to music. Andy (formerly of Delhi 2 Dublin) combines both to inspire children to "think outside the box". He enthralls the audience with his amazing homemade inventions, (Musical hockey stick, the Lego theremin, and the Musical skateboard) made from random reusable household items! Inspired by instruments he witnessed children making when he travelling in Africa, they invoke a sense of wonder and curiosity in other cultures. Using humour and hilarious persona's he demonstrates technology in music, scientific principles of sound, and recycling in action. Sharing anecdotes of touring the world he inspires children to follow their dreams. Volunteers experience looping, beatboxing, Lego theremin and even transform a spoon in to a guitar! A wonderful testament to critical and creative thinking, through which breakthroughs can be made in music, science, environmental stewardship, and all aspects of life!