Associate Instructor, Violin
MM Music Education and String Pedagogy (In progress), University of Utah
BM Music Education, University of Utah
Andrea Isaac is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in music with an emphasis in education and string pedagogy. Ms. Isaac has studied the violin for over twenty years with renowned teachers such as Monte Belknap of Brigham Young University and Barbara Scowcroft of the Utah Symphony. She has performed with the University of Utah Philharmonia, the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra, and side by side with the Utah Symphony. Ms. Isaac graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education in 2009. Following her graduation Ms. Isaac began her teaching career at the Davinci Academy of Science and the Arts where she installed a full music program including classes in band, orchestra, choir, and music history. Her energy and passion for teaching music caused the program to triple within her first year of teaching and earned her the “Favorite Teacher” award that same year.
Ms. Isaac is also an experienced string clinician and has worked with string orchestras of all ages. Her most recent endeavors include teaching beginning orchestra at Crestview Elementary in 2013-2014, conducting the advanced orchestra at the Summer Strings Adventure Camp in 2013, as well as organizing and conducting the Encore Chamber Orchestra for the 2013-2014 season. Highlights from her teaching career include performances at Weber State University, adjudicating at charter school music festivals, and performing prelude music at the Tuachan amphitheater. One of Ms. Isaac’s strength is her ability to maintain a fast-paced and high energy rehearsal. She corrects technical errors while still allowing students to enjoy the music. She believes that all students are capable of achieving greatness as long as they and their teacher put forth their best effort.
I believe in students. Students are capable of almost anything as long as they have teachers who use the proper tools and have confidence in the students’ ability to learn. Making music is the ultimate goal of any lesson and allowing students to express themselves with music will ensure in them a passion for music and a pride in creating it. My purpose as a teacher is to bring out their best with the tools and tricks that I've learned through the years.
- Violin - Private lessons