Andrea’s background includes two decades of classical piano study and university training as a lyric and coloratura soprano. She gave private instruction to dozens of young performers at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts for many years and also performs in her own musical projects. She’s played chamber music, punk rock, and hip-hop on bills with artists like Furthur (Grateful Dead), AmpLive of Zion I, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jackie Green, Ray LaMontagne, Joan Osborne, Ty Segall, Akron/Family, and David Gray. She is also a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
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Andrea’s approach connects classical fundamentals with modern applications. Most students have been with her for years, and they’ve grown into confident, competent musicians and people. Her strong background and diverse experience allows them to focus on styles that most interest them, from opera and chamber music to blues, musical theatre, pop, jazz, and rock.
“Andrea is an absolutely wonderful teacher who inspires and motivates her students through her own passion for music. She sincerely cares about each of her students, and has a gift for connecting with young people and nurturing their confidence, talent, and love for music. We feel so lucky that our daughter was able to study with Andrea for three years, and loved watching our daughter’s ability and confidence with piano & voice grow under Andrea’s thoughtful mentorship!”
-Forrest & Kristine, parents of a 9-yr-old
“My daughter always came out of her lesson with a smile on her face and renewed enthusiasm for her instrument. I also attended a number of recitals, and it was very clear that Andrea’s students played for enjoyment of music. Andrea is so supportive of her students and it really shows.”
“I took voice lessons from Andrea for almost 2 years and every lesson made my day brighter. Andrea is very encouraging and helpful all at the same time. She strives to bring out her students’ talents and helps to improve those talents. Andrea has helped me become a better singer and a better person. I am so thankful that I was able to be taught by Andrea.”
-Ashley G, 12
“[Andrea is] amazing in many ways! Her versatility and adaptation to Cienna’s individual strengths and interests are most rare and valuable.”
-Nichole, mother of Cienna, 8