From Work At Home Guitar Teacher To Full Music School
Andrew James Hymel is the music, owner, and owner director of Andy Hymel School of Music in Gretna, Louisiana, simply beyond New Orleans. It is a success story that has actually progressed from one guy’s imagine music education into a consortium of trainees and instructors who pursue quality and worth the value of the conservation of the arts in today’s New Orleans.
When inquired about his Post Katrina experience, Hymel relied, “It was frightening to resume the school and it resembled beginning over, however I felt the neighborhood required something to utilize as an outlet for the feelings brought on by Katrina. We weren’t simply reconstructing a music school; we were reconstructing the minds and souls of our trainees and their households.”
Andy Hymel made a degree in Jazz Performance from Loyola
University in New Orleans, LA. At a young age, his musical skills established from “jamming” with area artists in the Algiers location, especially Frank Saucier, a routine solo artist at Kerry’s Irish Pub in the French Quarter. In the 80’s, he developed his guitar abilities at the World’s Fair with the singing group “Celebration” and is to this day appreciative of that chance.
While his music achievements were self-developed, his neighborhood participation and organization acumen were mainly motivated by his daddy.
His dad, Lloyd Hymel, is a pillar of the Algiers neighborhood and an older of Saint Andrews the Apostle Church. He was Chairman of the West Bank Chamber of Commerce, President of the Petroleum Club and the West Bank Rotary Club, and Vice President of AMF Tuboscope in Harvey, Louisiana.
Among his bros, Philip Hymel, is the Chief Financial Forecaster of Entergy New Orleans and just recently worked as President of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association. Another sibling, David Hymel, remains in the oil and gas service and for several years arranged the oil field “Chili Cook Off”; just recently at Boomtown Casino and formerly at Alvin Andrew Callender Naval Airforce Base in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
Another sibling, Greg, owned and run a Zack’s Frozen Yogart franchise and is a Ginger Baker “Cream” design drummer. His is likewise an artist/painter and is shown in numerous restauraunts in the New Orleans location. Certainly, the senior Mr. Hymel set a strong structure for his kids to master service and neighborhood advancement.
With that stated, it appears that Andy Hymel has actually parlayed his strong household worths and love of music direction from a work at home based business into a complete blown, trustworthy, school of music.
What began as a handful of trainees rapidly progressed into a complete school of music with 280 trainees strong and has actually had to transfer to a bigger structure at 1800 Stumph Boulevard. His drum trainer, Jumpin’ Joe Gelini, finished from Berklee School of Music in Boston, an excellent achievement thinking about just 2% of those who go to Berklee really graduate. Even Hymel’s high school guitar instructor from Holy Cross is on the payroll!
Mr. Hymel (not his papa Lloyd) thinks that music education can begin at the Pre-K level and has programs and initial tunes in location for the youngest of trainees. He likewise has actually courses tailored for “Baby Boomers”.
In in between those age, among his most remarkable achievements is that 5 of his trainees have actually gotten complete scholarships to numerous schools of music and EVERY one of his 10 trainees who have actually used to NOCCA was accepted on their very first audition!
One previous trainee starts as an understudy this fall with the Metropolitan Opera Association. Alex is a whole story yet to be composed.
In addition to his achievements as an instructor and business owner, he has actually composed and taped numerous initial tunes and his efforts are beginning to be acknowledged. Most significantly. the kid of Clarenece “Frogman” Henry, marketing himself as Clarence “Frogman” Henry Jr., is thinking about a number of Hymel’s tunes for his quickly to be launched CD.
For Andrew James Hymel this is just the start. As an unabashed Beatles fan, a confessed trainee of New Orleans music, and a steady ambassador of music education, the sky is the limitation!
Whether you listen to me or not, you will definitely speak with him.
Branching off from the security of working from house, Hymel initially opened his school at 601 Terry Parkway in Gretna, LA, in a location typically understood as Terrytown. What began as a handful of trainees rapidly progressed into a complete school of music with 280 trainees strong and has actually had to move to a bigger structure at 1800 Stumph Boulevard. His drum trainer, Jumpin’ Joe Gelini, finished from Berklee School of Music in Boston, a terrific achievement thinking about just 2% of those who go to Berklee really graduate. The school has a large range of instructors, consisting of band directors and singing coaches, covering numerous instruments and categories. Even Hymel’s high school guitar instructor from Holy Cross is on the payroll!