Andrea Shaut

Pianist / Educator

Andrea Shaut is one of the most in-demand Hudson Valley musicians on both piano and trombone.  As the pianist for the West Point Military Academy Glee Club and The Kazz Music Orchestra, she has performed for prestigious events throughout the country.  As an educator, Andrea maintains a private teaching studio in Kingston, NY where she teaches students of all ages.  As an accompanist, she works with Hudson Valley professionals, colleges, high schools, and community organizations helping performers to sound their best.

Andrea Shaut - Simple Beauty CD (Shipping Included in Price within US)


Andrea Shaut - Simple Beauty CD (Shipping Included in Price within US)


Andrea Shaut's Simple Beauty CD (2014) - Solo classical piano music recorded by Andrea in her house on her 1928 Steinway piano

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Liner notes from Simple Beauty:  

"Simple Beauty is dedicated to the memory of my beloved Grandma. She is my inspiration, not only in my music, but as a woman and a person. Alzheimer’s disease robbed her of her memories and her life, but I will never forget the incredible beauty that existed in her.

In my early years of studying piano, Gram literally stood over my shoulder to watch me practice. Gradually, as my music abilities advanced, she became my page turner, sitting on the bench with me for hours waiting for the ‘nods.’

Simple Beauty is a simple act of love from a granddaughter to her grandma. The musical selections express the beautiful relationship we shared. All the music was recorded in my small home, which was originally her house, on my private piano. I opted not to edit anything. It’s not perfect, but I wanted to play the pieces as if my gram was sitting on the bench with me, turning my pages.

My grandmother was a natural caregiver – as a mother, grandmother, and a nurse. She even took care of all the neighborhood kids when I was growing up. My parents often came home to 7 kids instead of the usual 4. I have chosen to support an organization that I know would honor her legacy. Kingston Cares is a community organization which focuses on preventing and reducing substance use among the youth of Kingston. Some of their major initiatives include youth development programming, and a college readiness program. 

For every CD sale, a donation will be made to Kingston Cares."