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My name is Andy Kruspe,

and I want to share my passion for the bodhrán with your students.

     I would like to come and share my enthusiasm for and my knowledge of this uniquely Irish frame drum with you and your students at your clinic, workshop, or retreat.

     This interactive web-based resume will assist you and your staff in learning more about me and my teaching. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or at 256-503-2027. (And should you need one, a printable PDF resume can be found here.)


Master of Music- Louisiana State University, 2003

Bachelor of Music Education- University of Central Florida, 1999

Pertinent Bodhrán Leaning Experiences

Craiceann Bodhrán Summer School- 2010-2013, 2016, 2017

Private Lessons

  • Instructors include Dain Forsythe, David Hughes, Eamon Murray, Colm Phelan

Bodhrán Teaching Experience

Short Term (Presentations, Clinics, and Workshops)

  • Clients include Auburn University, CelticFest Mississippi, Furman University, The University of Central Florida, The University of South Alabama, The University of South Carolina, and Western Carolina University

Medium Term (Schools and Retreats)

Long Term (Private Lessons)

  • Beginning players to experienced percussionists seeking instruction on additional instruments and preparation for summer workshops (Craiceann 2013 and 2016)

  • Adjunct Faculty for Percussion (Bodhrán) at the University of North Alabama


Featured Presentations

Corporate Relationships


Media Examples


Dr. Andra Bohnet

Mithril Celtic Band, University of South Alabama


Rolf Wagels

Coordinator, Craiceann Bodhrán Summer School

Ken Fleming

Director, O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

Dr. Kyle Forsthoff

Bodhrán Performer, Percussion Instructor- University of Rhode Island


Tammy Godfrey

Program Operations Manager- John C. Campbell Folk School



Gretchen Priest-May

Director, Fiddle and Pick Irish Music Weekend


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