Andrea has authored and translated a few dozen books, including the language manual Italian Through Food, the biography I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli, and a variety of sci-fi and romance novels. She brings a multilingual, multi-genre approach to music, performing as a violinist and vocalist. Her practice as a teaching artist focuses on social-emotional learning through music and creative literacy.
Andrea Asali is available for full or part-time residencies.
Individual workshop and performance prices are determined by each artist. Please contact us for performance and workshop pricing for a particular artist. Visit our Pricing page for other pricing information.
Writing for Change
Performance or Creative Aging for grades 9th through Adult
The pen is mightier than the sword…want to see how? Be inspired by activists from around the world, who have used the written word to affect real change. Author Andrea Asali will read from the work of half a dozen writer-activists, and then guide participants through writing exercises about their own community involvement and values. Please bring your writing gear!
Workshop for grades 6th through Adult
When is a word…a work of art? When it’s calligraphy! Let’s enjoy the beautiful Arabic alphabet through calligraphy. We’ll learn to write our own names in Arabic letters, and create calligraphy art with Arabic words and elements.
Love, In Your Own Words
Workshop or Creative Aging for grades 9th through Adult
Family, friends, partners…how do we describe the people who really make a difference in our lives? Let’s take a closer look at how artists use love songs, fiction, and poetry to celebrate loved ones. We’ll use these techniques to create our own pieces in honor of the people who matter to us.
Get Started Writing Your Memoirs
Workshop or Creative Aging for grades Adult through Adult
Transform the stories of your life into memoir. Come explore different types, styles, and techniques of writing memoir. Share the moments worth remembering, as told in your own unique voice.
Que Felicidade! The Joy of Brazilian Music
Performance for grades 4th through Adult
Feel like a little samba? Come enjoy different kinds of Brazilian music, as we talk about the history and stories behind the songs that get us moving. Be prepared to learn a little Portuguese and get rhythmically involved!
Using The Blues
Workshop for grades 9th through 12th
How do you deal with social injustice, when you’re just one person? Let’s explore how The Blues can transform our pain and frustration into musical messages.