Andy M

Passion Projects

Andy cultivates long-term big-picture relationships with students and their families, advising them on pursuing independent creative projects that make the applicant highly competitive for admission.

Andy works with students on a variety of passion projects, focused on book publishing and music production.

Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Master of Music, Music Composition, New England Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music, Music Theory, and Composition, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Andy takes a personalized approach with his students, partnering with them to pursue independent project work that reflects their individuality, strengths, and professional goals. As a mentor, he is passionate about helping students take their applications to the next level by adding impressive projects to their resume. Andy excels at keeping students on track from their freshman through senior year, helping them plan passion projects, be consistent, and make continual progress. 

Alongside his mentoring at Moon Prep, Andy is currently a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an active freelance writer, musician, and producer. He has extensive experience guiding students through the book writing and publishing process, many of whom have gone on to self-publish on platforms such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play. He has written and ghostwritten several books on a variety of topics. Andy has also guided students in commercially releasing their music on the major streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. 

At UMass Dartmouth, Andy teaches music theory, jazz studies, composition, and music business courses. With his years of personal and professional experience in writing and music, Andy excels in helping students to craft and tell stories that captivate and inspire. 

Previously, Andy served as founder and curator of the Audible Think Improvised Music Series where he curated a bimonthly concert series featuring artists from around the country. Andy is a veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard with overseas tours in Iraq and Kuwait.