Creative Pursuits Studio is an educational and artistic space for students of all genres, skill levels and abilities. It is a place for each individual to expand their horizons and reach their full artistic potential. Students will grow quickly while being exposed to workshops, classes and private lessons all centered on the student's individual needs.
Andrew Bennett Violin Teacher
Private Rates: 30 min - $30, 60 Min - $50
Andrew Bennett (He/Him/His) is a violist, violinist, and music activist. He has been teaching
violin and viola for over 7 years, to students of all ages. Andrew studied viola with Dr. Timothy
Deighton, as well as Mrs. Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Andrew performed as the
principal violist of the Berks Opera Company for several years, as well as with the Italia Ilar
Lirica for their production of Don Giovanni. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the
Pennsylvania State University, where he conducted research into the accessibility of music, and
how factors such as race, gender, socio-economic status, and others affect one’s ability to
participate in music.
Andrew is trained in Alexander Technique and has conducted extensive research into string
pedagogy regarding shoulder rests and chin rests. He believes in a student-centric approach,
focusing on the individuality of each student, adjusting his teaching style to meet the needs of
Andrew is excited to bring his knowledge and skills to the Lancaster area, and looks forward to
working you/your child!