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“Andy Kruspe has led multiple bodhran residencies with my fourth and fifth grade students. He is engaging and energetic, making him a favorite instructor with my students and school community. His lessons are creative, well-paced and organized so beginning players have the tools to both play and have fun while playing! “
-Cara A. Rogers
Music Teacher, Michigan Avenue School, Cleveland, Tennessee


"Andy Kruspe is the consummate professional who has an incredible amount of knowledge and talent at his disposal. His approach to pedagogy is clear and concise, and his musicianship and creativity is unparalleled. To put it more accurately, if you or your students have the opportunity to interact with Andy Kruspe, count yourself lucky!"


-Dr. Brian Nozny
Director of Percussion Studies, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

“Even though I have seen Andy present multiple times in many different formats, I continue to be blown away by the level of professionalism, detail, and accessibility with which he speaks and presents. His knowledge, musicianship, and enthusiasm for the bodhrán show in every facet of his presentations and my students (and me!) are invariably inspired every time we hear him speak!”


-Dr. Omar Carmenates
Associate Professor of Percussion, Furman University, Greenville, SC
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps  

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"Andy Kruspe's bodhrán presentations open the player's mind to a deeper analysis of form, style and structure and bring participants on a journey from basic rudiments to high level proficiency. Andy's attention to detail is phenomenal and his understanding of the technicalities of bodhrán performance is simply world-class.”
-Brian Morrissey
Buille, The Vallely Brothers
Pulses of Tradition
Cork, Ireland   

“In my years of studying Irish traditional music, I longed for a top tier performer AND pedagogue to take the reins of bodhrán instruction. Andy is precisely the individual who understands not just what a student wants to know, but how to meet them where they are and immediately and systematically elevate their musicianship. I'm grateful for the workshops and resources he provides and his ability to differentiate instruction is a thing of beauty.”
-Dr. James W. Doyle
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA        

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