is a storyteller, author and workshop leader. He is the recipient of the Artist Fellowship Award in Children's Literature from West Virginia's Division of Culture & History. Andy feels that one of the most important tasks for an educator is to transmit the joy and the richness of the spoken word to young people. "When kids are inspired to become more effective communicators," he comments, "everyone stands to benefit."
Andy, with a degree in Theater from City University of New York (1970), weaves together the art of the actor, storyteller and writer. He shares with students his sense of wonder in the variety of ways in which we communicate. Over the years he has made presentations in all sorts of venues; from elementary schools to colleges, from radio & TV to Off Broadway, from libraries and museums to storytelling festivals. He also offers master classes and workshops on the uses and dynamics of STORY for professionals in many fields.
Andy travels widely offering energetic programs, sharing folktales, legends and myths, as well as his collection of hand held musical instruments from around the world. Andy brings to your students an interactive program which promotes positive values, an appreciation for world literature and cultures, and provides tips on creative self-expression.