Hello! My name is Andrea Mendoza. I’d like to take a moment and tell
you a little bit about me and my qualifications as a music educator. I
have played piano for over 25 years. During
college, I played standard solo piano literature and accompanied choirs,
instrumentalists and vocalists. In 2008 I graduated from Southwestern
College with a Bachelor’s in Music Education.
For two years I taught K-12 music in a public school before deciding to
stay at home to raise my children. A decade ago I started my piano
studio with just a few students and have loved watching it grow into a
I continually seek to grow myself as a teacher and musician through continuing education opportunities and networking.This year I began my journey to finish a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University where I will graduate in 2023. I also take weekly piano lessons over FaceTime with a certified instructor in the Taubman approach to piano technique.
This approach continues to help me recover from piano-related injuries,
and in the process has transformed how healthy piano technique is
taught in my studio.
I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
MTNA at the local level provides a chance for me to network with other
area teachers, and the group offers extra performance options during the
school year. Through MTNA, I will apply to become a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by the end of the school year 2020.
I am not teaching, preparing for lessons, or taking care of my family,
you will most likely find me watching favorite shows on Netflix or sewing