Born and raised in Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Andrea began her musical endeavours at the age of 5, with her first taste of Suzuki instruction. Andrea continued her musical studies in the Bachelor of Music program within the Music Faculty at the University of Toronto. Following this, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Education, and her Masters in Music Education, within the faculty. She also continued her pursuit of Choral music, taking a lead role as both a chorister and assistant conductor in the University Women’s Choir at the Faculty, from 2000 through 2011. Recently, Andrea has taught Suzuki-influenced ECE group music classes to students in Hong Kong, prior to returning back to her home in Toronto.