I am an extremely flexible and versatile music teacher. I come from a very diverse musical background that involves guitar, including styles ranging from rock, blues, metal and folk, and cello, with a B.A. and M.A. in Music/Cello Performance and education. I am fun, exciting, and am able to adapt to any learning style and environment. I will work at any pace and on any timeline necessary, and I have a car and am willing to teach in any area, whether in home or away. Music is a fun and uplifting experience that anyone can enjoy, and I will enable you to become the best musician you can be in whichever endeavor and discipline you choose.
I have an extremely disciplined and passionate approach to my personal music making, and thus view each and every one of my students in a similar light. I consistently maximize the potential of every person I work with, and am passionate about making every experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, while demanding progressive results that are tangible and worthwhile.
Education / Training
Andrew Borkowski performs regularly as a soloist/chamber musician and with orchestras throughout NYC as well as the Western New York Area. He has participated in Masterclasses with such world renowned artists as the Tokyo String Quartet, Eric Bartlett, Chris Finckel, and has studied with such legendary artists as Benjamin Karp, Jonathan Golove, Stephen Harrison, and Marcy Rosen. He holds a B.A. in Cello Performance from the University at Buffalo and a M.A. in Music Performance from the Copland School of Music at Queens College.
He has participated in such international music festivals as the Schlern International Music Festival, performing as a soloist and chamber musician in the Dolomite Mountains of the Italian Alps, as well as taken part in an orchestral training program at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina, where he performed with world renowned orchestral players such as Brinton Averil Smith and William Preucil.
He has been a member of the Greycliffe String quartet since 2006, performing all throughout the Buffalo and Western New York area, and has participated in masterclasses with groups such as the Tokyo, Mendelssohn, and Ives Quartets, as well as the New York New Music Ensemble.
Andrew Borkowski plays Hindemith Solo Cello Sonata
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Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts community located near Washington DC with a comprehensive unit of 750 students and 120 faculty in music, theater and dance. In 2008-09, resident and visiting artists include the Audubon Quartet, pianist John O'Conor and trumpet artist Jens Lindemann.