Andy Happel is a violinist and composer who lives in Scarborough, Maine. He is a private and group instructor at 317 Main Street Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine, offering lessons in violin, cello, piano, guitar and ukelele. Andy is a certified teacher in the Mark O’Connor American String Method. Andy is also lead producer for PARMA Recordings, specializing in new classical composition. He recently returned from Prague, where he worked with the Moravian Philharmonic. Andy has performed extensively for over 20 years. He played fiddle in the Don Campbell Band and his rock band Thanks to Gravity was signed to Capitol Records and EMI Publishing. He has also had an original symphonic work premiered by the New Hampshire Philharmonic. In November 2012, Andy will make his debut as guest soloist with the Portsmouth Symphony, where he will play “The Fiddle Concerto,” by Mark O’Connor. For more information on Andy, please visit him on Facebook or at www.andyhappel.com.