Andrew Toy

Andrew Toy

Andrew Toy

Lecturer in Music


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Andrew Toy uses percussion as a starting point for composition and sonic exploration. In the studio and on stage, Andrew twists, distorts, and re-arranges the sound of the drums to create soundscapes that are both intense and atmospheric. By re-imagining instrument roles and creative processes, Toy has crafted a sound that combines the dynamic nature of acoustic drums with the endless possibilites of live sound design and automation. Toy's debut solo album "Guardrails" was released in 2021.

As a sideman and accompanist, Toy has performed extensively at home and abroad and has established himself as a go-to drummer and educator in the Washington DC area. More information may be found at

Photo credit: Eman El Saied