Andrew Jennings Dickerson attended the Berklee music school in Boston to study writing music for films. The college was then known as "Schillinger House" and Schillinger's two 2 most famous students were George Gershwin and Glenn Miller. Andrew then went on to Salisbury State University for a liberal arts education and graduated in 1955.
During his University years he always played a lot of music. He and his family also created a musical theme based on the film "The Sound of Music" and performed as a family for children's hospitals, schools, civic organizations and at fairs and festivals.
At approximately age sixty, Andrew performed with his own children and grandchildren and with approximately 70 other youngsters between the ages of about 8 to 18, all violins! Andrew played the bass violin because he was the tallest of all the players! The Keili Kids even performed in Ireland in their festivals.
Andrew has also performed with the American Legion Symphony Band with approximately 70 other great musicians and has never considered retiring. He says that he would have to live to be about 137 1/2 years old to finish all of his current projects!