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Andy Garcia

Owner/Founder

Voice&Guitar Instructor

“I find Music is the foundation of every missing piece of life.  I live my life to share the Gifts that I have been Given”

EDUCATION

Texas State University-San Marcos

Bachelor of Art in Music and Communication

Midwestern State University

Akin Music Scholarship Recipient

John Marshall High School

 Andy Garcia is the owner and founder of The Hill Country Studios.  Aside from his busy schedule, he still finds time to dedicate his love of music with others. 

    Growing up in a musical family was one of the blessings given during his youth.  He was able to dive into music at a young age while participating in church youth choir. Andy realized he was destined to be a musician as he continued singing throughout middle and high school.  During high school, Andy received scholarship to attend the Midwestern State University-School of Music.  

    He continued his undergraduate work at Texas State University where he studied under the direction of Dr. John Paul Johnson, Carey Michaels and Dr. Joey Martin.  During his studies at Texas State University, Andy worked as a vocalist and praise leader at St. Marks Episcopal Church and Bracken United Methodist Church.  Andy was also able to work as an assistant music director for the Wimberley Children's Theatre.  His involvement as a professional and collegiate musician gave him the opportunity to perform such works as Handel’s Messiah, Rutter’s Requiem as well as perform for the Texas Music Educator’s Association Convention and American Choral Director’s Association National Convention..  

    Over the years Andy has served in many capacities such as clinician and assistant director for the Encore Children’s Chorus, as well as served as Entertainment Director for Boerne’s Dickens on Main Festival.  Aside from his full studio, Andy is often contracted and booked to play around the hill country and surrounding areas for private and corporate events.  He currently works as the booking manager for the Singing Water Vineyards and has served as the private voice coach for the Holiday Entertainers for Sea World of Texas. In addition, he has been a private voice coach for a number of contestants and finalists on THE VOICE, AMERICAN IDOL as well as the Miss America Pageant, including Miss San Antonio 2015, 2017- Emma Faye Rudkin.

    Andy lives in Boerne, Texas and enjoys the peace and serenity of the hill country.  He continues to serve in the community and currently performs regularly at The Care Choice Retirement community and Menger Springs Retirement Community where he plays with THE LOST ROADS BAND as well as LUIS ARIZPE AND THE TRUTH.  Andy is very active in Boerne and the local community and has served as the Contemporary Worship Leader at FBC Boerne, St. Mark Presbyterian Church as well as Spring Creek United Methodist Church.