Andreas Eßl taught himself his first pieces on the diatonic harmonica at the age of four. In 2003 he completed his IGP studies at the University Mozarteum. 2002-2012 he was at the Upper Austrian Regional Music School, since 2003 he has been a music school teacher for diatonic harmonica at the Musikum Salzburg and in 2011 he is a lecturer for diatonic harmonica at the University Mozarteum. Andreas Eßl is a member of the "Weissenbacher Tanzlmusi", the "Tennriedlmusi", the "Hochwies Klarinettenmusi" and a founding member of the "Salzburger Saitenbläsern". He composes numerous folk music pieces and is a speaker at several folk music seminars.