Andrea MacDonald

Recorder Teacher, Student

Andrea MacDonald

SAA Member

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Andrea has a varied musical background in performance and administration. As a vocalist she has performed as a soloist, in choirs, pop bands, and background vocal recording. She joined the Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gita Asmara, in 2003 and sat on the board from 2008 to 2010. She joined the Board of the RedShift Music Society in 2011 and was President from 2013 to 2015. 

In 2004 Andrea took up recorder and began playing in a variety of duets, trios, and quartets. She joined the ten-member Jupiter Players in 2010 and took over management of the group in 2016. Andrea has been President of the BC Recorder Society since 2018. In 2020, she elected to start recorder over from the beginning with the Suzuki system and later began the process of teacher certification. 

Andrea is passionate about teaching and life-long learning. She began instructing in the IT industry in 1998 and later formed a business teaching digital literacy to seniors. As a music teacher, Andrea has a special interest ear training, and in helping those with visual learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, that make sight reading difficult. She teaches both children and adults.