Immersed in music in her native land Argentina, Andrea Fabiana moved to Canada at the age of 14. She earned her B.Mus. in Music at the University of Calgary and her Masters of Music in choral conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Her vocal coaches include Heidi Klassen, David L. Jones, Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, John Mitchell, Catherine Robbin, Patricia Hrynkiw, Alexander Grey and Lee Hoffman, among others.
Andrea Fabiana has appeared as a soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Choral Festival, Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, and the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra.
Teaching Philosophy (selected):
Over the years I have developed an approach to teaching which is organic and natural. Most importantly, I begin and end with the making of music, incorporating ideas of articulation, phrasing, dramatizing, joking, dancing–all to the end of allowing the intention and need to express and communicate to drive the mechanism, to engage the technique naturally. Step by step I try to demystify the art and technique of singing by analyzing, explaining, providing tools and strategies for breathing, voice production, support, focus; I often try to find similarities to other disciplines–playing a sport, dancing, martial arts, playing an instrument, painting–to make the experience more relevant, more personal and more familiar to the student.
“I love going to my lessons with Fabi because I know whatever problems I’m having she will find a way to help me improve. She’ll just keep trying different techniques till we’re successful. I would recommend her to anyone because it doesn’t matter what problem surfaces, she has the knowledge and ability to analyze, explain and help me correct it.” Heather Gale
”I did it. I did it. I really actually did it… and we were singing it together, and then there was this hilarious round of applause… and then they all did it. And we had this great big noise happening in the room and it was actually hilarious and we had a very, very good time with the song. But I did it. I actually did it. I was very, very happy with how it went. Thank you for the help. Oh my… I’m so excited. Thank you for my music.” Susanna Egan