Andrea Calilhanna

Andrea studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and also the Queensland University of Technology. She commenced studio music teaching in 1984 and classroom music teaching in 1991. Her teaching subjects include piano, saxophone, keyboard, theory, musicianship, music craft, tutoring in HSC music, preparation for auditions, composition, ear training, sight-reading for solo or part-singing, and Gregorian Chant. In her career as a musician, Andrea has performed in chamber music ensembles with many musicians including members of The Queensland Orchestra and she has conducted Catholic Church choirs in both Brisbane and Sydney. She also has industry experience playing jazz and popular music and reviews musical material for The Studio journal. In her role as a classroom music teacher , where she was Co-ordinator for various Music Departments in both private and State schools, teaching both primary and secondary students, various universities in Queensland employed Andrea to train student teachers. She was awarded the title and teaching level of Senior Teacher and in 2013 she received Accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers for Professional Competence. Since graduation she has continued to play piano accompaniments for examinations, HSC, concerts, eisteddfods, musical societies, schools and university auditions. As well as her studio teaching Andrea also works part-time as a secondary music classroom teacher and conducts a vocal ensemble which sings mainly Liturgical music. In 2013 she was the adjudicator for the pianoforte section of the Castle Hill Festival of Performing Arts. Apart from her role as an MTA Council member which she commenced in 2006, Andrea is a member of several professional associations including the Australian Society for Music Education; the Music Council of Australia; the Australian Music Centre and the Collegiate of Specialist Music Educators from which she was awarded a Fellowship in 2013. Andrea is married with two children and has a family-friendly attitude and approach to teaching and enjoys teaching students of all ages and for examinations, concerts or leisure. Andrea isåÊcurrently completing postgraduateåÊstudies in aåÊMaster of Music (Musicology)åÊat the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Instruments: Accompaniment, Composition, HSC Music, Musicianship, Piano, Theory of Music

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