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Our next Speak Up storytelling event is on Saturday, January 18, at 8:00 at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

Tickets can be purchased online here or purchased at the door, provided that we don’t sell out prior to Saturday.

This week we introduce you to the storytellers who you will be hearing from on Saturday night.

Hope to see you there!

Andrew Mayo received a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University, a Certificate in Jazz and Popular Music Performance from the Hartford Conservatory, a Master’s in Music Education from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and a 6th year certificate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. His teaching career began with Teach for America in Brooklyn, New York in 1990. He is now the Supervisor for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts for West Hartford Public Schools.

Besides teaching, Andrew is also an avid songwriter and composer, and has written a mix of classical, pop, rock, and folk music for many different projects. Credits include soundtracks for children’s radio (Captain 5-A-Day) and TV show pilots (Let’s Go Mathing), as well the lullaby CD Miracle, created for St. Francis hospital. His rock opera The Clowns was staged in January 2013 at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, and his next project, a musical for tweens called The Tweets, will be workshopped in July, 2014. Samples of his music can be found at,, and Andrew lives with his wife and three children in West Hartford.


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