Musicologie Certified: Level M1
Born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, Andy Sipe started playing guitar at the age of eight. Taking lessons at the School of Rock Chatham, he took lessons for guitar and piano for nine years, being immersed in genres ranging from classic rock to extreme metal and progressive rock.
At the age of seventeen, Andy made the choice to continue his studies in music at a collegiate level. First attending The University of the Arts on a scholarship, Andy pursued a degree in music business and technology for one year before transferring to The Ohio State University, where he would complete his studies, and shift his focus towards jazz. Graduating with a degree in Jazz Studies with a concentration in composition and a minor in Music Enterprises, Andy continued his music career teaching guitar, bass, piano, and vocals for the past year and a half.
Andy continues to play all around the city of Columbus with his own band, Andy Sipe & The Squeeze, an R&B quartet for which he is the main composer and frontman, as well as the neo-soul sextet of Lugsol. He also plays with several jazz and jam band groups made-up of local musicians and Ohio State alums.