Andrea holds a Bachelor of Music and Diploma in Flute Performance from McMaster University. She has studied under the tutelage of many well known flutists during her university career such as Leslie Newman (Principal Flute, Hamilton Philharmonic), Dr. David Gerry, Paula Elliott, and Suzanne Shulman (McMaster). Andrea has many years of teaching and performance experience.
In the past she has taught at the TDSB Toronto Summer Music Camp and was a volunteer music teacher for McMaster MusicBox Children’s Charity. She has been an active performer within and outside of McMaster. She has performed with the McMaster Chamber Orchestra as principal flute and as a soloist, McMaster Concert Band, Flute Ensemble, as well as performing in a chamber ensemble with her university colleagues. Outside of the university she was a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Symphony on the Bay, and she is an alumni member of the Etobicoke Youth Band.
Get to know Andrea…Beyond the Bio!
Hobbies: Bike riding, Baking, Hiking
Musical influences: Ian Clarke, Jasmine Choi, Yiruma
Favourite food: Sushi & any kind of dessert
Least favourite food: Olives
Favourite music: Classical Romantic, Orchestral, Modern Classical
Favourite song: I have many favourite songs both classical and modern. Here are a few… River Flows in You (Piano, Yiruma), For Dad (Flute, Gary Schocker), Heartbeat (Carrie Underwood), People Help the People (Birdy).
Favourite movie: August Rush
Favourite movie music: Soundtrack from August Rush, Any Disney movie
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Mamma Mia
Best quote from your teacher: “Play from the heart and the rest will come easy.”
Favourite quote: “I pay no attention to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”-Mozart
Favourite book: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
Best thing about teaching at ABC: Being able to share my love for music and the flute.