Andrea Mesana knew she wanted to learn how to play the piano when she heard her babysitter practicing the famous Beethoven piece Für Elise.
From that moment on, music really took hold in Andrea’s life. Over 20 years later, Andrea owns and teaches out of Aria Music Studio. With a number of credentials and years of experience, Andrea has helped many young people reach their music potential and develop their craft.
But even though music is a critical part of Andrea’s life, faith is at the heart of everything she does — including music. Andrea has served extensively with CFC-Youth for Christ and founded the youth ministry group JCRU (Jesus Christ Redeems Us) at St. Matthew’s parish in Surrey. All throughout her life, music and faith have continued to intersect as she lived out her love for Christ through her charism of music.
As someone who was significantly impacted by Andrea myself, I can say with confidence that she is a true example of the feminine genius. Take a listen to our conversation here:
"For me, it's the ultimate expression of my faith, is to be able to serve for mass that way — music." — Andrea Mesana
Meet Andrea Mesana
Andrea Mesana is a daughter of God, mother of 2 beautiful girls, a wife to an amazing husband and an experienced pianist & piano teacher of over twenty years who teaches at her home studio, Aria Music Studio, in Surrey, B.C.
She has worked in youth ministry for 12 years, founding the St. Matthew’s Youth ministry - JCRU and serving as an active member of CFC-Youth for Christ. Andrea had the wonderful opportunity of starting up youth groups in both Victoria (where she studied at the University of Victoria) and London, England. The highlight of her ministries was attending the World Youth Day in Toronto (2002) and seeing Saint Pope John Paul II.
Andrea currently plays piano for funerals and weddings and is a choir director and pianist of her local church, Precious Blood in Surrey. She hosts a prayer group twice a month in her home and actively lives out and teaches the faith to her children as a homeschooling mom.
To learn more about Andrea and Aria Music Studio, visit their website at ariamusicstudio.ca.
Take a listen to the worship songs that Andrea loves:
“Heart of Worship” — Matt Redman