Andi Tupponce, B.M., Piano Instructor

Andi graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy. She studied under Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson and Mrs. Jane Abbott-Kirk and recently spent two years in South Korea teaching English to 1st-6th grade students.

Born in Mexico City, Andi was first introduced into music when she was five years old by copying her older brother while he was taking piano lessons. Her parents decided to put her in lessons shortly after. She decided to pursue piano professionally when she participated in Baylor’s Piano Laboratory Program when she was a pedagogy student.

Andi is currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association. On her free time, she loves bullet journaling, reading, and drinking coffee. She’s recently taken on rock climbing and focusing on health and nutrition. She also has her Master’s level certification in teaching English as a foreign language. She still keeps up with online Korean lessons and can also teach in Spanish!

Piano Awards (2007-2012)

  • DeBose National Piano Competition (2nd place)- 2012

  • RMI Contest (1st place)-2012

  • McLennan Community College Piano Competition (1st place) -2012

  • Texas State Young Pianist Competition Blue Ribbon 2012

  • SAMTA Achievement Auditions (Superior +)- 2012

  • Achievement Auditions Judges Choice Concert (A+) – 2012

  • Outstanding Senior Award ($32,500)- 2012

  • Beethoven Festival Master Class San Antonio International Competition 2012

  • Composers Award (The Rose Petroff Foundation)- 2012

  • National Piano Guild Auditions Division for Top Talent (2nd place)- 2012

  • Petroff Piano Competition (2nd place) – 2012

  • Junior Tuesday Music Club Competition (Honorable Mention) – 2012

  • Outstanding Music Achievement Award (RMI) -2012

  • Ramar Music Institute Contest Division 2 (3rd place) -2009

  • National Piano Guild Audition (2nd place)- 2008

  • Achievement Audition Judges Choice Concert (Alternate)- 2008

  • National Piano Guild Auditions Top Talent (3rd place) -2007

  • Ramar Music Institute Contest (1st place) -2007

  • Petroff State Finals – 2007

  • San Marcos Piano State Contest (Grade A) – 2007

Violin Awards

  • University Interscholastic League Solo & Ensemble (5 Gold medals)- 2009-2012

  • UIL Outstanding Soloist (3 Gold medals)- 2009-2011

  • UIL Ensemble (2 Gold medals)- 2009-2011

  •  Brandeis High School Outstanding Senior Award -2012

Music Theory Awards

Whitlock Theory Exam TMTA San Antonio (Silver Medal)- 2008, 2009, 2012

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Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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