Andrew LaFreniere

Andrew LaFreniere

Andrew Lafreniere earned an M.M. in classical guitar performance in 1985 from the Hartt School of Music. He has studied with Alexander Bellow, Richard Provost, Alan Spriestersbach and Oscar Ghighlia. He has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Frank Longay, Bill Kossler and Jeanne Luedke.

From 1987 to the present, Mr. Lafreniere has been the director of the Suzuki Talent Education School of Sandy Hook, CT. The school offers guitar, piano and early childhood programs He is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas guitar development committee. Andrew is a frequent guest clinician at Suzuki Institutes held throughout the U.S. He is currently a member of the guitar faculty at Western Connecticut State University, a post he has held since 1998.

Remembering Frank Longay

May 25, 2011 by Andrea Cannon, Mychal Gendron, Seth Himmelhoch, William Kossler, Andrew LaFreniere, David Madsen, Joseph Pecoraro, MaryLou Roberts

It is with difficulty and great sadness that the SAA Guitar Committee has attempted to put into words our sense of loss over the recent passing of Frank Longay. Read more ▶

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