Born and raised in Austin, TX, Andrew Baird grew up with the
guitar. He began playing at a young age, developing an early
love for Classic Rock, Blues, and Jazz while performing with local
groups as a teenager. He attended Idyllwild Arts Academy for
High school where he began seriously studying music. He would
later earn a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music
and a Masters Degree from New England Conservatory in Jazz
Composition. After finishing school he moved to New York and
began performing with various groups as well as teaching
privately. He joined a Pop/Folk outfit called Shayna and The
Catch that has written for TV shows such as MTV’s Real World
and ad campaigns such as the 2011 Ford edge campaign. They
regularly perform around the Tri-state area. He also loves
teaching and sharing music with others. He believes in a balance
of fundamental technique, theory, and repertoire.