Many children don’t have the opportunity to take piano lessons. This program would give them 3 or 4 lessons, just enough to learn the basics, get a tune or 2 under their belt, give them some improvising skills and hopefully inspire them to do more. Piano can be a real kick-start for jumping into music in general. I have also done one on one piano sessions at schools as more of music therapy, improvising and working with students.
|Maximum Class Size||For private sessions, one student at a time.|
|Time Required||For private sessions, one student at a time, 3-4 half hour sessions with the same student would be required|
|Material Required||The school’s piano. If no piano I could bring one.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
Originally from Northern Ontario, Andrea made her way to the Yukon in the early 90s after completing her Bachelor of Music in percussion performance at Wilfrid Laurier University, and studying jazz piano and Latin percussion at Humber College. As an in-demand band member/session player/side woman/collaborator, she has recorded and toured with many Northern acts including Kim Barlow, Inconnu, The Longest Night Ensemble, Nicole Edwards, Brenda Lee Katerenchuk, Major Funk and the Employment and Juno award winning Jerry Alfred and the Medicine Beat. She has composed and arranged music for various theatre, dance and choral groups and has worked with all ages and abilities as music director for many different shows. Andrea has worked in the Learning Through the Arts and Yukon Arts Edventures programs to teach curriculum through music and has travelled to every school in the Yukon through the Artist in the School Program.