Andrea Myers, performer and Suzuki Flute teacher, received her Bachelor’s of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where she studied with Immanuel Davis. While growing up she had the opportunity to learn jazz alongside classical which stirred her curiosity about other music styles. She has continued this exploration through her performing career by collaborating with artists of various disciplines, creating performance art to educational concerts. Andrea has been fortunate to have the opportunity to commission and perform new works as a member of various ensembles and as a soloist. As a part of her development as an artist she has participated in masterclasses held by Keith Underwood, Ali Ryerson, Conor Nelson, and Wilbert Hazlezet. Other influential teachers include Nadine Hur, Linda Nielsen-Korducki, and Jennifer Regan-Volk.
She has received Suzuki pedagogical training (Books 1 – 9) from David Gerry, Meret Bitticks, Kelly Williamson, Laura Larson, and Wendy Stern. She was drawn to the Suzuki philosophy because of the core values which includes developing the whole person, meeting the student where they are personally and musically, and that music is about community and connection.
Andrea is a founding teacher and Managing Director of Hopewell Music Cooperative North. In February 2017 she joined the teaching faculty at Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. She also is a co-director of the Lake Sylvia Suzuki Flute Institute.