"I love the range of possibilities you can get with the piano and I love its percussive capabilities. My favorite composers are the ones I can work alongside today to create new ideas in music."
A specialist in the performance of contemporary piano music, Andrea Lodge writes, “I love the range of possibilities you can get with the piano and I love its percussive capabilities.” Andrea performs and records frequently as a soloist, with the Sorce/Lodge Duo and with the Iktus+ new music collective. Her “favorite composers are the ones I can work alongside today to create new ideas in music.”
Andrea moved to the New York area to complete her Doctorate in Piano Performance with Gilbert Kalish at Stony Brook University, and credits him and her other teachers, Christina Dahl and Kristina Szutor, as her greatest musical influences.
Andrea’s teaching philosophy is to “establish a firm technique with which a student can express his/her musicianship.” With younger children, “I use the young beginner methods, move more slowly in lessons, incorporate theory, ear training and musical games. I make sure to create a fun atmosphere." Andrea also has extensive experience teaching adults, having taught through the Stony Brook University Chamber Music Program.
Ms. Lodge cites J.S. Bach, Bela Bartok, and Charles Ives as three of her favorite composers; Bach because his music is "so craftily organized," Bartok for its folk melodies and rhythms, and Ives for his drive to be "fearless about stepping outside the Romantic tradition to create new sounds." She also credits her teachers, noting that they were "also incredible performers: in watching them and listening to them play, I learned as much about being a creative musician as I did as I my lessons."
In addition to hiking and enjoying nature in her free time, Andrea enjoys playing folk music of Ireland and her native Newfoundland on the accordion!