Andrea Wood, pianist, has recently relocated to the Island after a successful performing and teaching career in Vancouver. She has more than a decade of experience coaching and instructing, particularly in her roles as pianist and music director at Gateway Theatre and Vancouver Opera.
She completed her Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano at the University of British Columbia. For 8 years she was on music staff at Vancouver Opera preparing and performing in the mainstage shows and touring the province with Vancouver Opera in Schools.
Now in Parksville, Andrea will be offering private piano instruction to all ages and abilities as well as Music Pups, a wonderful early music program for childrean 0-4.
Andrea has been active in the community as well. She co-founded the Stewart Arts Council in 2012 in rural Northern BC, and in 2014, she will be performing in a series of concerts in Victoria with the Health Arts Society. Andrea spent 6 months in Melbourne, Australia where she was a collaborative pianist at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts. She has performed across the country including at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and has been heard numerous times on CBC Radio. Andrea is looking forward to becoming part of the musical community in the Oceanside area.