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Pierre André | Founder, French Piano Academy.

Pierre André | Founder, French Piano Academy.

Born in Paris, Pierre André started playing Piano at age 8 before studying Jazz Composition at the American School of Modern Music (Paris, including Piano Studies with Steve Browman) and Film Scoring at the legendary Berklee College of Music (Boston, including Piano Studies with Robert Winter; Boston Pops Orchestra).

Having previously taught at Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles (LFLA), Le Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA), Beverly Vista (BV; Beverly Hills Unified School District) and other schools such as First United Methodist Church Preschool (Santa Monica), Trinity Baptist Children's Center (Santa Monica), Language Garden (Miracle Mile), Pierre André has been working full time as a music educator since 2005. His afterschool music program, French Piano (aka The French Piano Academy), has been put to use in elementary, middle and high schools of Los Angeles for almost ten years.

Also a renowned film composer, the works of Pierre André can be found at PAL|Soundtrack Specialist. For more information about Pierre, please visit his portal at www.pierreandre.me.

Education

Berklee College of Music | Bachelor's, Film Scoring.

Supplementary Training with:

  • Joseph Smith (Orchestrator, Star Trek: The Next Generation).
  • Bob Winter (Pianist, Boston Pops Orchestra).
  • Dave Callahan (Conductor, Brookline Symphony Orchestra).
  • Dave Johnson (Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music).
  • William Scism (Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music).
  • Dennis Leclaire (Classical Composition, Berklee College of Music).
  • Jack Smalley (Composition Chair, Henry Mancini Institute).
Activities and Societies: The Berklee Film Music Club, The Society of Composers at Berklee College of Music

American School of Modern Music | Bachelor's, Jazz Composition.

Supplementary Training with:

  • Steve Browman (Brooklyn Conservatory of Music; City University of New York)