Andy Powell is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and educator residing in Durham, North Carolina. Andy holds a masters degree in Jazz Composition from the illustrious music department of North Carolina Central University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude; Andy also holds a bachelors in Double Bass Performance from the same university. He currently teaches both double bass and piano, as well as compositional skills and music theory, at Rock n Roll High School, and very much enjoys the opportunity to share the gift of music with young and old students alike. Andy draws inspiration from a wide variety of musical styles, including Jazz, Classical, Rock, Gospel, Bluegrass, Hip Hop/RnB, Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk and Motown. He believes that enjoying and studying diverse styles of music contributes to becoming a well rounded musician and individual, and encourages students to grow their musical palate by discovering music from around the world.