Hello! My name is Andrea Mendoza. As a music educator I build connections with my students and create a positive learning environment where students can learn and enjoy their musical learning journal.
I continually seek to grow myself as a teacher and musician, even after playing over 25 years, through continuing education opportunities and networking. In May 2021, I graduated with a Masters in Music Education from Wichita State University.
I take 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.
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 the studio grow.
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.
When I am not teaching, preparing for lessons, or taking care of my family, you will most likely find me watching favorite shows on Neflix or sewing simple projects.