ANDREA WILSON - ENCORE! TOTS & KIDS, PIANO AND FLUTE WELLINGTON MUSIC TEACHER
Andrea’s first encounter with Encore! School of Music was first-hand experience as a parent, with her daughter attending the tots and kids classes. She now enjoys providing other children with the same exuberant, high quality, energetic classes she once enjoyed.
Now a mother of three, Andrea has ample experience working with preschool and school age children. Her bubbly and energetic classroom presence creates a fun and positive atmosphere in all her classes. With a natural talent for teaching, Andrea constantly finds new ways to teach and engage with her students.
Andrea had a lifelong dream of becoming a music teacher. Her interest in the subject was initiated at age 8, when she began piano lessons. Throughout High School, Andrea studied music and participated in bands and choirs at Burnside High in Christchurch. She completed Grade 8 in both flute and piano, and Grade 7 Music Theory.
Since then, Andrea has performed at weddings, accompanied choirs, and performed as part of a number of Church bands on flute and piano. She spent 2 years playing with the Wellington-based Brazilian band ‘Clube du Choro’, and in 2016 became a relief teacher at Encore! before becoming a full member of staff.
Andrea wants all her students to find an appreciation for music, and continue to approach a range of instruments and styles with curiosity and fun.
"We started music class with Andrea first in group session and my daughter was very engaged in the age appropriate and well-thought activities. Every term has a unique music theme and even as an adult I find it is very interesting for experience music from different era or learn sign language. We sing, dance, and learn new musical stuff every class.
When we moved to individual class I am impressed by Andrea’s professionalism towards with my 3 and half year old toddler. Her piano techniques and music appreciation skills is invaluable to introduce young people to formal music training. It is exciting to see my daughter making progress each week." - Beilei Huang
"She is good example of talent ,enthusiasm and love for children." - Yana Kogan