Andrea McStay

Violin Teacher

Andrea McStay

SAA Member


Minooka, IL
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Andrea (Withers) McStay is an active performer and violin teacher in the Chicago area. She studied music at Lewis University, Joliet Junior College, and Grace College, leading to the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Merchandising from Lewis University.

Andrea has extensive experience performing in chamber ensembles and is a founding member of the Sveltezza Ensemble and the Volare Trio. Additionally, she has performed with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, serving as concertmaster for three seasons, Symphony of the Lakes, and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. She has attended various summer music programs including MasterWorks Festival, Southern Illinois University Music Festival, Bob Jones University Music Camps, and Kankakee Valley Piano Camp.

Andrea offers private violin instruction in Channahon, Plainfield, and Naperville. She is also an adjunct violin instructor at Lewis University. She has previously taught at MOSAIC Enrichment, Midwest Homeschool Fine Arts, and Joliet Area Suzuki Strings. She has received teacher training in the Suzuki Method at the Chicago Suzuki Institute and Western Springs School of Talent Education.