Piano, Voice, Violin Teacher
Andrea Amos and music are synonymous. As a preschooler, she performed for family and friends. At six, Andrea began playing the violin using the Suzuki Method. By middle school she was playing the violin, drums, and piano. Andrea was chosen assistant concertmaster of the award-winning South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra.
In high school Andrea founded a two diverse musical projects – a punk band and a professional jazz combo. She managed the jazz combo as well as being the drummer and singer for both. Andrea still found time to tour North America singing and playing the violins and drums.
Her formal education consists of a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Andrea has performed at numerous Chicago venues including the Hot House, Fitzgerald’s, Jazz Showcase, Martyrs’, Elbow Room, Wise Fools Pub, Subterranean, Tonic Room, and Redman’s.
World-renowned singer/songwriter Patricia Barber chose Andrea as her musical assistant and asked her to perform in the debut of Ms. Barber’s new series “Mythologies at the Museum of Contemporary Art.”
Andrea has two original albums to her credit, “Free of Ugly” (2007) and “Tunnel Vision” (2009) available on websites and CD. Andrea was the lead vocalist, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to performing in multiple bands in the Chicago land area, Andrea teaches piano, voice, and violin at the Northwest Music School. Her students range from three years of age to senior citizens. Andrea’s diverse musical background allows her to teach a variety of styles ranging from classical, jazz, pop, rock as well as giving her students a strong background in music theory.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Masters degree in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music from Roosevelt University
Years Experience: 8