Andrea has been playing the piano and teaching for as long as she can remember. Bringing the joy of piano to life for students is a continuing passion.
She truly believes that every person has musical talent and can learn to play the piano. This belief informs every lesson, guiding students from what they currently know to discovering new and exciting ideas, sounds and abilities.
In addition to 30+ years of teaching students of all ages, Andrea holds advanced degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, is a permanent Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, and continues her own piano studies with teachers at the Golandsky Institute.
Knowledge alone does not guarantee a good piano teacher. A great teacher cares about each individual student that she works with, meets them where they are and gives them the information that they need when they need it. They encourage students always to strive for excellence, to try new ways of doing things, encourage careful listening, and celebrates accomplishments with the student. Current and past students and parents say that Andrea is this teacher.
Piano lessons are more than just learning to play the piano. Through piano, your child will learn discipline, patience, respect for hard work, and problem solving. They will gain confidence through performances, will be more creative and will learn to think outside the box for solutions. They will have fun learning. These life skills will benefit your child when they have to make a presentation in class, when they go to a job interview, when they speak to adults, and the list goes on!