Hi, my name is Andrea, and I am a Music Maker for life. I began playing guitar when I was age 12, and loved singing also. I've had a passion for music for as long as I can remember. Holding that piece of wood in my hands is when I am most comfortable. I have been given a paintbrush to paint pictures with words & melodies that hopefully soothe the soul and give hope, that's the best way I can put it! I write songs about experiences of the heart in regards to the issues of life that we all face. My goal is to write songs that people can relate to, to inspire them to never give up, seek truth, to love God, family, themselves, & others. I write songs that tell a story, worship songs, Contemporary Christian songs, songs about a particular relationship or time in my life or in the life of someone. Life experiences are many times, the foundation in building a song. Feelings and emotions are so vast and yet can bring us to a place of self-awareness that can also be a theme of a song.
In 2007, I was given the opportunity to attend a specialized music school, Calvary Chapel School of Worship. I have in times past been involved as a worship leader at church, however, I feel more called to go outside of the church setting, when I am sharing in song (singing & playing my guitar). I learned a lot about the technical side of music, such as music theory, rhythm, vocal training, songwriting, and collaborating with others. On the ministry side of music, I learned about how music can be an avenue to speak to the hearts of people about a God who cares about them, leading believers in authentic worship through music, just about serving the Lord and others. I graduated in 2008, and I had some of the most amazing experiences, and learned from the most talented musicians in the music ministry.
Today, I have really felt strongly that I am meant to write songs. While I sing and play guitar too, writing seems to be the one thing I am drawn to the most. I am now working toward becoming a professional songwriter, and have one song which has been produced in studio. I will do more as the money is available.