Degrees and Certifications:
B.M.Ed. Furman University M.M.Ed. University of Georgia Ed.D. University of Georgia
Dr. Andy Edwards
Dr. Edwards is in his eleventh year of teaching. This is his eighth year at Peachtree Ridge High School, but his second year teaching Music Technology full time. Previously he was the band director for six years. He was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He was a 2004 graduate of James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC. Dr. Edwards graduated from Furman University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Music Education. In 2017 he completed his doctoral studies for his Ed.D. in Music Education from the University of Georgia, which focuses on the measurement of wind band performance. His primary instrument is the saxophone and he has a passion for guitar and mandolin. Dr. Edwards has also worked as a marching band drill designer for Marching Show Concepts, where he conceived and created shows for several area high schools. Dr. Edwards is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC). He also an active researcher in Assessment in the Music classroom.
Dr. Edwards enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and video games. He lives with his wife Kinsey Edwards, their daughter Ansley Grace and dog Molly- the three best girls in the world.