Andrew Lardner teaches private lessons and finger-style ensemble in the guitar department at UW-Milwaukee. At UWM he has developed new courses utilizing his special skills in transcription, publishing, and digital marketing, such as the Finger-Style Guitar Ensemble and Contemporary Technological Skills for Performing Musicians. His primary focus is on 20th-century American folk/blues, teaching new repertoire for finger-style guitar, and elevating bright young musicians to a high performance level, preparing them for a career in music.
Andrew also teaches beginning guitar, beginning piano, and world music drumming for UWM’s Mini-Courses Saturday Academy. This community outreach program is designed to enhance students’ academic skills and interest in higher education. He is also excited to start developing courses for College for Kids. Working with younger children is an incredibly rewarding experience, and seeing them able to perform something on an instrument after only six weeks of group sessions is remarkable.
Andrew also plays the mandocello in the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, develops class-guitar courses for AES, and teaches privately both locally and worldwide using Skype.