Since he established his New York studio in 1997, Andrés Andrade has become one of the leading vocal instructors for young singers, having successfully prepared hundreds for further studies at the world’s top academic institutions as well as musical careers worldwide. What makes Andrade’s teaching unique is his ability to adapt teaching methods to each individual student, creating an approach that best suits each singers’ needs.
Working with all levels and ages 12 and older, from beginner to professional, emphasis is placed on:
- Freedom of tone, and ease of production.
- Expansion of range, tone quality and projection..
- Building a repertoire that shows the best aspects of each individual’s particular performance strengths.
- Development of musicianship, as appropriate for the style of music being studied.
- Foreign language diction in Italian, French, German and Spanish.
Different styles of music taught include musical theatre, classical, contemporary music and jazz.
In the course of his teaching career, he spent five years on the vocal faculty and as director of the Opera Theatre at LaGuardia Arts High School, where among his productions, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice was featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. He has also taught at the New England Conservatory of Music and at the Aaron Copland School of Music, CUNY Queens College. He is the founder of Citywide Youth Opera, a training program for young singers, and the author of several articles on the topic of high-school opera production and the trade paperback Absolute Beginners Voice.
Beginning his own studies at the age of 14, he has performed over thirty roles in operatic, operetta, musical theatre, and zarzuela repertoire. A graduate of New England Conservatory and the University of South Florida, his voice teachers include Annamary Dickey, Helen Hodam, Susan Clickner, and Virginia Pyle. His extensive stage experience includes roles in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, The Magic Flute, Luisa Fernanda, La Dolorosa, El dúo de la Africana, Albert Herring, Dido and Aeneas, Company, The King and I, and The Sound of Music among others. Recital appearances have featured the music Wolf, de Falla, Roussel, Britten, Schubert and Sor; Sephardic songs of the late 15th century and the Boston premiere of Daniel Pinkham’s song cycle When Love Was Gone.