Andy Czarnecki (apprentice 2) is a jazz studies and music education major at NIU, where he studies guitar with Professor Fareed Haque. He currently performs in the all-university jazz band, jazz combo, jazz guitar ensemble, classical guitar ensemble, and NIU Chamber Choir. He was also a member of the WSMA state honors jazz ensemble on guitar for two years. He has worked as a coach for a music ensemble and directed and performed in a male acapella group. He has taught a wide range of students ages four-adult since 2009.