Andrea Hudson

Violin Teacher, Parent

Andrea Hudson

SAA Member


Calgary, AB, Canada
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Andrea was raised in a very musical family beginning with singing, piano and violin at a young age.  She continued to pursue violin and participated in many ensembles throughout her public education years including touring to the U.S. west coast several times.  Her post-secondary education included receiving a Bachelor of Music and subsequently a Master of Music degree with a specialty in Violin Pedagogy at Brigham Young University.  She has performed in several string ensembles including the Brigham Young University Graduate String Quartet, Chamber Orchestra, and the Roanoke Symphony including performance tours throughout Canada and the U.S., Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  She began teaching as a Graduate Assistant while completing her Master’s degree and was privileged to take a course with Hiroko Primrose to introduce her to the Suzuki method and philosophy.  Andrea has valued the many mentors she has studied with throughout her Suzuki education and accreditation including: John Kendall, Craig Timmerman, Carol Smith, Helen Brunner, Linda Fiore, Paule Barsalou, Shigetoshi Yamada, Dorothy Jones, and Nancy Jackson.  She is the Owner & Instructor of the Heart & Tone Music Studio. She has been mentoring Violin students of all ages in Calgary for over 35 years along with doing clinician work at various workshops and summer string institutes.