“I really liked doing the Jazz Improvisation class with Andrea. It was nice to try a new style of guitar, and I really liked learning ‘Tequila’ and the 12 bar blues.”
Shane F; age 12; Mountain View, CA
“We've been at Andrea's Alexandria (DC area) Guitar Institute for 3 summers, and my son has had wonderful and exciting learning there. Andrea is funny and gentle and yet has high standards for her students. I highly recommend studying with Andrea at one of her summer Institutes.”
Sara Timlin; Kensington, Maryland
"Our teacher recommended the Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute because Andrea Cannon was the instructor there. My son Grant spent a week with Andrea at the Pittsburgh Institute in August, 2011. He got a lot of inspiration from her and loves playing guitar more now! It was a great week. Thank you!”
Cindy Huang; Newark, Delaware
Suzuki Teacher Training Workshops
“Andrea is one of the top teachers in the Suzuki Guitar System. She has trained many teachers who now have successful careers. I had the pleasure of taking one of her courses two years ago and found Andrea to be a seasoned teacher with great people skills.”
Mir Ali; Director, Rantucci International Guitar Festival; Buffalo, New York
“Andrea Cannon is a detailed, informed and inspiring Teacher Trainer and Suzuki Guitar Teacher. I would recommend her to all aspiring guitar teachers, as our experience at the Suzuki Institute of Dallas has been excellent. Her fairness, capabilities and deep appreciation of her skill as a good teacher is admirable.”
Nicolette Solomon; Director and Violin/ViolaTeacher, Suzuki Institute of Dallas
“Andrea is an excellent teacher trainer. She thoroughly covers each piece in the book being studied, giving you information on how to teach it and background information on the piece and when it was composed. She gives examples from her teaching in her studio of things to cover in lessons and activities for group class. She also tells you what you should expect from your students at the level of the book being studied and answers your questions. She is very personable and easy to get along with.”
Joette Giorgis; Guitarist and Instructor; Port St. Lucie, Florida
Teacher Workshop Participant at the Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute
Lectures / Other Workshops
"I have known Andrea Cannon as a high-level teacher, superb musician and small business owner and manager for several years. Her passion for teaching and deep knowledge of childhood education is evident in her highly successful programs as a Suzuki Guitar Teacher and Trainer and as a nationally sought-after educator and musician. Her young students represent a uniquely vibrant and highly motivated group of performers capable of bringing the House down in any concert. I can recommend her professionally and personally without reservation."
Ricardo Cobo; classical guitarist; professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"I have been privileged to witness Andrea Cannon work with young guitar students in a number of venues. She visited our campus at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and worked with my high school guitar students. I attended her 5-day Workshop as part of the Las Vegas Guitar Festival. I was amazed with her ability to work with the young guitar students and the progress they make.
On two occasions at the Guitar Foundation of America annual conventions, I have heard Ms. Cannon’s top guitar quartets perform. Some of her students had studied with her for 7-12 years and were clearly among the nation’s top teen-age classical guitarists. I personally think Ms. Cannon is currently the Nation’s Number One expert on Suzuki guitar. Her studio has turned out some of the finest young classical guitarists not only in the state of Texas, but in the nation."
Bill Swick; Guitar Instructor and Music Department Chair at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts
Guitar Task Force Chair for the Clark County School District
"Andrea's lectures are popular with parents and teachers alike. She organizes her thoughts well, and is honest and funny. Her insights have people coming back for more wisdom each year. She understands the challenges that face today's musical families, and has practical suggestions that really work."
Enid Wood; Violinist, Chamber Music Coach and Lecture Organizer; Austin, Texas
"I was very fortunate to attend a presentation by Andrea Cannon at the 2010 GFA Convention. What had caught my eye was the comfort and professionalism displayed on the stage by her students. Their attention to tone production and musicality was very inspiring. I was happy to see an uplifting example of fine music education. Andrea’s students performed as seasoned musicians and this could be said of both the younger and the older children.
When I decided to pursue Suzuki certification, there was not any doubt in my mind that I wanted Andrea Cannon to be my instructor."
Irina Yanovskaya, MM; Teacher and Performer; Milwaukee, Wisconsin