Andrew's Story

Andrew J. Nauss (he/him) is a versatile drummer, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and recording/mixing engineer originally from Long Island, New York.  Andrew's two main drum instructors were Lou Agiesta (Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge) as a youngster and later, Jeff Siegel at the State University of New York at New Paltz. 

Since age 13, Andrew has been active in bands and has a long history of making original music with his peers.  He has played on albums with great artists like Kevin Fish (Higgins), Josh Kaufman (Bonnie Light Horseman, Muzz), Nate Martinez (Thieving Irons), Jeremy Haines (Project Jenny Project Jan), Benji Cossa as well as many other wonderful musicians.  


Andrew has recorded on albums at some great studios such as:

-Rock 'n Reel Records with Dave Greenberg in Commack, NY 

-Jackpot! Recording Studio with Larry Crane (founder/owner/editor of Tape-Op Magazine) in Portland, Oregon

-Serious Business Records with Travis Harrison in NYC

-The Isokon with Dan Goodwin in Woodstock, NY 


Andrew's drumming on the album "Behold, This Dreamer" by Thieving Irons earned him a blog spot in Modern Drummer Magazine in 2012. 

Since 2002, he has been crafting songs of his own and recently completed a demo EP, performing on all the instruments, engineering and mixing.  Click on the YouTube link to hear!  

Andrew also has experience as a private music teacher at Main Street Music Studio in Cornwall, NY and Sight & Sound Music Center in Muncie, Indiana.  He has taught students on drums, guitar and beginner piano.  Currently he teaches at Sunburst School of Music, David's Music House and Brighton Music Center.

His services are offered under Andrew J. Nauss Music LLC in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region.  Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies on Drum Set from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and a Master's Degree in Music Technology - Studio Audio Concentration - from Southern Utah University.  

He is a member of ASCAP, AES and the Pittsburgh Arts Council.  

I believe that music is a healing force that definitely strengthens us, brings us closer together, nourishes our souls and makes the world a better place. I also believe that the possibilities of expression in music are infinite. My goal is to add some joy and healing to the world by performing and teaching others about music. ” - Andrew Nauss

headshot by:   

Maia Rosenfeld Photography, LLC