CAPONE_FAndrew Capone is a guitarist in the classical tradition and has studied under guitarists Peter Aglinskas and Steve Suvada. He is currently finishing his degree in Music Composition/Music Theory with a minor in Audio Production at Elmhurst College.

Andrew first picked up the trumpet at age 8 and guitar at 13. He has played guitar in various groups and ensembles including Jazz, Rock, Classical, Metal, Alternative, and a few cover bands. He has been recording and producing music as well as running live sound since 2008 and has performed in many studio recordings.

As a teacher, Andrew focuses on making lessons fun. “The greatest thing about teaching music is passing down information that can’t just be found on the Internet or from a book. We are passing down a genealogy of what some of the best musicians ever taught us and that is incredible!”

Andrew describes his teaching style as laid back and reserved. “I always incorporate learning theory and technique but I do so patiently and will never deny a student of music what they want to learn.”

First piece of music that had a profound effect on me: “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns N Roses. They were one of the first rock bands that really got me into guitar.

Music teacher who inspired me the most: Doctor Mark Harbold, my composition teacher at Elmhurst College. He is by far one of the most knowledgeable professors I’ve had the pleasure to study under and I aspire to acquire his extent of knowledge.

How I am making the world a better place: By not only teaching, playing, and learning music, but also showing people the benefits of learning music and how it can enrich a person’s life.

Favorite quote about music: “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” — Ludwig Van Beethoven