Andrea Shaut is a highly sought after NYSSMA Piano Accompanist. New York state high school students performing at the annual NYSSMA All-State Auditions are required to use a piano accompanist for their auditions. A skilled accompanist can significantly enhance a student's performance and greatly increase their chances of being selected for the prestigious All-State ensembles.
As a NYSSMA Piano Accompanist, Andrea has accompanied many perfect score auditions, and is widely regarded as one of the top choices for schools throughout the Hudson Valley. Andrea is available to rehearse with students in her home studio based in Kingston, NY, or if a school will be using her services for many students, Andrea is able to travel to schools and rehearse with students at their schools.
Andrea provides a unique coaching perspective while accompanying students. Andrea has a trombone performance degree which gives her a strong foundation in coaching brass students. She regularly leads vocal rehearsals for the prestigious West Point Military Academy Glee Club, so she has extensive voice coaching experience. Additionally, while at Ithaca College, she was the accompanist of choice for world famous saxophonist, Dr. Steven Mauk's students, so she is well-versed in the extremely challenging saxophone repertoire