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What People Are Saying About Andy

Andy is outstanding and grateful to have access to someone as experienced and great an instructor as he is. He has written a number of books and articles, is active in the drumming community, and is super passionate about it.

Shawn S.

Andy Ziker has taught the Willis Jazz Band drummers consistently over the past several years, and I have found him to be a great benefit to our rhythm section. Not only has he worked with the percussionists, but also the large ensemble, giving great advice and constructive feed back. He offers an exciting approach to set playing with important and special insights about the role of the percussionist in within the ensemble. He helped the Willis Band through state-wide and international performances.

John Studzinski,

Director of Bands, Willis Junior High, Chandler, Arizona

I have worked with Andy extensively as both a performer and a clinician. He brings a generous spirit and tireless preparation to both endeavors. His energy immediately grabs the audience and his experience allows him to sustain that level of engagement from the audience throughout the presentation. Through his years as a classroom teacher, professional player, and accomplished writer, he has developed a bag of tricks deep enough to handle any teaching situation.

Dave Henning

Jazz Pianist/Composer/Educator

Andy participated with me in several clinics for elementary school children. He has shown tremendous ability to capture the attention of the students allowing them to learn and participate. Not many performers have the ability to teach, but Andy certainly is a master teacher, clinician, as well as performer.

Bart Salzman

Outreach Coordinator for Jazz in Arizona, Inc

Andy is amazing with young children. His musical talent, skill and patience shows in the way he works with each child individually. He instills in them a passion for music and especially a love for drumming.

Ronna Levy
Director of Early Childhood Education
Barness Family JCC

Andy is one of my top ‘go-to guys’ for all my studio projects. His musicality, creativity and talent shine through every track he plays.

Robert J. Payne
Music producer

Andy is a wonderful asset in any recording situation. He is focused, always in the pocket, and very musical.

John Herrera
Clamsville Productions

As a bassist, the caliber of drummer you’re partnered with can be the difference between struggling to make something sound musical or being able to just relax and play. I am always happy to be involved in sessions and gigs with Andy Ziker, because it’s sure to be the latter. Andy always brings a great attitude along with his ridiculous arsenal of chops n’ grooves!

John Willis
Studio Musician