My workshops provide participants with opportunities to tell the stories of their lives, explore complex social and emotional dynamics, and practice using their voices as tools for transformation, all while developing music and writing skills. Every time we meet, we create a safe space together, where we give each other plenty of positive feedback and encouragement as we try new things.
As a teaching artist, my mission is to support workshop participants in their artistic development, whether or not they already consider themselves artists (I believe everyone is, in their own unique ways). A big part of art is connection: to our inner selves, to each other, to our audiences and communities, to nature, to the world. In my groups, we put our creativity to use in exploring the connections we already have, while building new ones.
Andrea performs as a violinist and vocalist, and has authored and translated several dozen books.