Andrea Schofield – Kindermusik, Band, Lessons

Andrea Schofield began her musical career as a very young ABBA lip-syncer in her parents’ living room in Lower Sackville. After years of singing in choirs, and playing clarinet and piano, she headed to Acadia University where she earned her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees in 1997. That same year, she moved to Ontario for her first teaching position and, over the course of five years, taught elementary school music and high school band, English, choir, history, Bible and drama.

Hometown: Lr Sackville, Nova Scotia

Education: BMus, BMusEd, Acadia University (1997)

Favourite Pastimes: reading, singing, camping, playing with my family

Instruments I Play: mainly clarinet, some piano, and various concert band instruments

Favourite Band/Artist: Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Norah Jones, Brahms and Beethoven

Best Advice I ever received: In marriage, it is better to have an ounce of commitment than a pound of love

Favourite Quote: Albus Dumbledore, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, describes love as “a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study…”