Andrew Gomez has been working with children for over 15 years and has a B.A. in Child Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. From organizing events at summer camps as a 16-year old to working for San Mateo County teaching K-8 special education students, Andrew has acquired extensive experience entertaining, nurturing, and enlightening youngsters, and now devotes his time to aiding their musical development. Blending his love for athleticism and exotic music, Andrew has been involved in Capoeira, an acrobatic Brazilian martial art/dance, for over 10 years, and has performed with Capoeira Mandinga of San Diego and Capoeira U.S.A. of San Francisco in different festivals, fairs, and clubs.
As a singer/songwriter/musician, Andrew has released the internationally released, critically-acclaimed rock album Glean as part of the band Echobrain and has opened for such artists as Neil Young, Elvis Costello, and Willie Nelson. These days, he leads and performs in the San Francisco-based indie rock group, Sporting Life.
“I’d best describe my teaching style as carefree, but focused. I believe that if the parents are having fun, then the children will have fun. As such, I like to go to the parents for ideas for song content and dance moves. Many a half-asleep nanny has been awoken by a request for "Where this train should go". I have a lot of experience with Music Together®, having taught all the collections multiple times. I’ve seen just about every classroom situation there is to see, and though I always approach every situation based on its own merits, I have been called unflappable by many parents. If you sign up for my classes, your own musical knowledge will expand, and you'll go home with new ideas for musical play with your own child.”