Andrew Thomas Przybyla, Biography                          

2015-2023    Substitute pianist for Redeemer Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX  Start at 13 minutes.

January 2018-present       Play double bass in the Incarnate Word Orchestra. 

August 2014-Dec 2018    Played double bass in the Heart of Texas Concert Band. 

May-Dec 2018         Played double bass in the Helotes Concert Band. 

July 2013-August 2017    Played double bass in the Helotes Community Jazz Band. 

Jan. 1997-Present            Freelance Pianist/Keyboardist in San Antonio. 

Dec. 2013-Jan 2015        Pianist in the Ortega Jazz Quartet, Trio, and Duo. 

Oct. 2008-July 2013 Piano and Five String Bass for the Sunday Service, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Boerne, TX.       

Sept.-Oct. 2012                Substitute Pianist at the Lobby of the Bank of America Tower. 

1997-2009             Played many dates per year for Sturchio Entertainment, San Antonio, TX. 

April-Sept. 2005               Pianist for Padre Pio Catholic Church. 

Dec. 2001                         Keyboard Strings    Christmas Pageant, Corner Stone Church. 

Nov 2000-June 2001        House Pianist Granite Room, Fredericksburg, TX. 

1997-1999                       Played many dates with the River City Orchestra in SA, TX. 

March 98-Oct. 99             Solo Pianist in rotation at the Adam's Mark Hotel. 

June 99 - May 2000                   Solo Pianist in rotation at the Double Tree Hotel. 

1996-2001                         Substitute Pianist at the Tower of America's Lounge. 

March 1994-December 1996                                                                           Pianist/Conductor Fiesta Texas Amusement Park:                                                             Jan.-Nov. 94 Music Country Music                                                                          March-Oct. 95 Head for the Hills                                                                               Summer of 96 - Substitute Pianist for Country Show                                                       Sept.-Oct 96 Monster Mash Bash                                                                            Nov.-Dec. 96 Majesty of Christmas 

 May 2 - August 5, 1993  M.S. Starword, Norwegian/Kloster Cruise Line.  Pianist in six-piece show/dance band.  Wrote many musical arrangements. 

March-April, 1993  Bill Lovato Band, Denver, CO Five Dates. 

April (three dates), August (two dates), New Year’s Eve, 1993, MST Entertainment, Denver, CO. 

Fall/Winter 1993  John Komrada Band, Nashville, TN six dates. 

Fall/Winter 1993  Nashville Ballet Fall Winter Accompanist six dates. 

Attended Fall Semester at Middle Tennessee University Student Worked toward a Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree. M.A.T. 

Dec.1, 1992 - Feb. 15, 1993  M.S. Viking Serenade, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Pianist in a six-piece show/dance Band. 

Dec.1-Feb. 15, 1993  M.S. Viking Serenade, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Pianist in a six-piece show/dance Band. 

May 18-Oct. 14, 1992  Scott's Family Resort at Oquaga Lake, Deposit, New York 1992, Pianist for dinner music, three-piece show/dance Band, and accompanist for theatrical productions. 

Jan. 5-April 1992  M.S. Azure Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.  Pianist in a six-piece dance/show band.   Wrote many musical arrangements. 

 1991 Society Dates in the Nashville Area. 

1991  Dave and Sugar, 20 dates, including a two-week Country and Western Cruise on the S.S. Norway and the M.S. Viking Seaward, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. 

Oct. 14-Nov. 22, 1991      M.S. Viking Serenade, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Pianist in six-piece show/dance band. 

Dec. 21-Jan, 4, 1992 M.S. Sovereign of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line   Pianist in a six-piece show/dance band. 

Feb. 15-March 8, 1991 Several rehearsals with singer Carl Wallace. 

Band leader, Charlie Box, one date.  Accompanist Oakland H.S. 

1991  Accompanist: Nashville Ballet three dates. 

Centennial Park Ballet Classes three dates. 

Colorado State Ballet two dates. 

May-June 1991  Christiana Presbyterian Church 10 weeks, Christiana, TN.    

May through June 1991  Consumer Market Research, Denver, CO. 

1990  Society Dates in the Nashville Area. 

1990  Dave and Sugar 29 dates                                                                      

March 24 through April 10, 1990  Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, MO, (19 days).    


Nashville Ballet two dates.                                                                            

Charlie McClane four dates.                                                                          

Charlie Box four dates.                                                                                  

James Satterwhite, Penny DeHaven and Dallas Gregory, one date each.  

Jerry Finley, two dates.   

February-March 1990 

Taught piano at the Nashville Music Company Music Store. 

Attended Fall Semester 1990 at Middle Tennessee University Graduate Study. 


Society Dates in the Nashville Area. 

Dave and Sugar 21 dates.                     

Indian River five dates. 

1989 (Continued) 

Dick Seeger (Fort Wayne, IN) 4 dates. 

Jimmy Ellis (Orion without the mask) six dates.       

Jeff Allen ten dates.          

Mark Wagner one date.    

Tony Lyne one date. 

Paul Ross Entertainment, (Nashville) three dates. 

Greg Toca, six circus dates in Massachusetts.                    

James Satterwhite three dates. 

Gary Bulk two dates. 

Mason Dixon four dates. Played in the Mason Dixon Band for an Album Release Performance Party. 

Vanderbilt University Accompanist for Ballet Classes 21dates    Nashville Ballet Accompanist for 19 dates. 

Attended Spring Semester 1989 at Middle Tennessee University Graduate Study. 


Society Gigs in the Nashville Area.   

James Sattershite at the City Club 17 dates.    

Dave and Sugar six dates.           

Indian River Boys 16 dates. 

Monroe Brothers ten dates.                                     

Royal Hanneford Circus, Miami Florida area, seven dates Oct.1988. 

Percy Priest Presbyterian Church Five weeks June-July. 

Accompanist Oakland High School eight dates. 

Gary Bulk one date. 

Graduate Assistant at Middle Tennessee University for the Spring Semester 1988. 

Attended Summer Session 1988 at MTSU. 

Recorded two Jazz tunes at MTSU which had much airplay on WMOT-FM 89.5 

1987  Society Gigs in the Nashville Area. 

June 11-June 16, 1987  Sea Escape, One Day and Three Day Cruises  Pianist in a five-piece dance/show band.  (This ship had no air conditioning and eventually (after I left) caught on fire. 

July 10-August 16, 1987  M.S. Jubilee, Carnival Cruise Line, Pianist in a Big Band/Show Band, also filmed segment for Carnival Cruise Lines Commercial. 

April 8-April 15, 1987  Tarzan Zerbini International Circus, Memphis, pianist in band.    

Fall and Spring Semesters 1987  Accompanist for Oakland H.S., Murfreesboro, TN. 

April 26-27, 1987  Circus USA, Ashville, NC, Pianist in Band. 

Oct.7-Oct 18, 2015  Circus USA, Miami, FL, Pianist in Band. 

Graduate Assistant at Middle Tennessee University for the spring and fall semesters, accompanied and taught private piano 

Had one Jazz Tune on the RIM Album at MTSA which received much airplay on WMOT-FM 89.5 

June-Aug. 1986  Pianist/Conductor Opryland Theme Park, Nashville, TN 

Spring Semester, First Semester of Graduate School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

Fall Semester, Began Graduate Assistantship at Middle Tennessee University, Murfreesboro, TN 

Fall/Winter 1986  Society Gigs in the Nashville Area including Accompanist for Oakland H.S. 

Sept.-Dec. 1985  Pianist in Six-Piece Show/Dance Band, Commodore Cruise Lines. 

Aug-Sept. 1985  Pianist, Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, GA. 

July-Aug. 1985  Staff Pianist, SS Norway, Norwegian Cruise Line. 

May-June 1985  Pianist in Trio, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, OH. 

July 1985  Toured with the show group Main Street, Robert L. Maloney Production Company, Pontiac, Michigan. 

Summer 1984  Pianist, Boblo Island Amusement Park, Ontario, Canada, Robert L. Maloney Production Company, Pontiac, Michigan. 

Summer 1983  Pianist in Country Show, Busch Gardens Amusement Park, Williamsburg, VA.             

Summer 1982  Pianist in Country Show, Kings Island Amusement Park, Cincinnati, OH. 

Summer 1981  Pianist, Sweet Charity.  A dinner theatre production in Fort Wayne, IN. 

Spring 1980  Pianist for the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Indiana/ Purdue University Pit Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN. 

Fall 1979  Pianist for the musical, Jacque Brel is Alive and Living in Paris, Indiana/Purdue University Pit Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN. 

Spring 1980  Pianist for the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Indiana/ Purdue University Pit Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN. 

1978-1979  Accompanied weekend classes for the Fort Wayne Children's Theatre. 

Spring 1979  Rehearsal Pianist for the musical, Oliver, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, (No compensation). 

1975-1981  Active as a Church Organist. 



Won Several First Place Ratings in the NISBOVA Solo Piano Contests during High School. 

Won the Young Artist Competition Composition Award, 1981 - The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra performed by piece Youthful Minds. 

Wrote the music for the original musical, Burlesque Didn't Die, which was produced by the Indiana University Union Board of the Performing Arts in 1982 - It received four scheduled performances. 

Won the MTSU Music Departments Composition Award - Reminiscing of Other Places at Other Times was the winning Musical Composition. 

Received radio airplay of three jazz compositions on WMOT, 1988-1989          .                            

Recorded a Solo Piano CD, She's So Pretty at Noon, spring 2001. 


Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies,  Indiana School of Music, (Jacobs School of Music), Completed August 31, 1985 -  My main instrument was piano.  Studied organ for two years. 

Master of Arts in Teaching Music, Middle Tennessee State University, Completed December 18, 1993, Graduate Assistant in piano at Middle Tennessee University for two years.  Taught private lessons and accompanied my first year, and taught class piano and accompanied my second year. 

Texas Teacher Certificate - Provisional – Life, All - Level Music (Grades PK-12), Secondary Music (Grades 06-12)