Andrea began piano when she was 6 and took 10 years of classical instruction. At the age of 14, she began learning chordal and improvisational piano. She was involved in high school UIL competitions as a vocalist and a piano accompanist for other competitors. She also participated in numerous other singing, playing, and recording engagements spanning 34 years.
Andrea began accompanying church choirs at the age of 14 and helped develop, lead, play piano, and sing for church worship ministries over the past two decades. Her musical contributions include countless weddings, funerals, retreats, mission trips, and community service opportunities, including music ministry in nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and prisons.
As a 9-year-old, Andrea felt God’s calling to set aside her family for the purpose of worship to God. She believed and pursued that vision. Since then, her five children have been involved in that calling in unique ways. Her husband, Don, is actively involved in the ministry through sound engineering and recording. Andrea’s great delight is instructing children and adults in traditional and improvisational piano to facilitate their worship, thus passing on her love of music and God to many others. Andrea has taught piano for the past twenty years.
Andrea graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. She worked 10 years in labor and delivery as a staff nurse and charge nurse at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
Beyond the realm of music, Andrea also loves poetry, cooking, and home-schooling, for the past 13 years. The greatest joy of her life is knowing she was created to honor her Creator through worship of which He is so worthy. She joyfully and passionately gives music back in gratitude to God Who gave it to her.
Music and traveling have always been part of Brent’s life. Beginning violin at age 9, Brent discovered a love for music early in life. At 15, Brent visited an orphanage in Moldova and played for children who had never seen a real violin. He was amazed at how music makes possible connections between even the most different of people.
Countless adventures have followed with both music and traveling in the many years Brent has played and more than 30 countries he has visited. One favorite memory is playing a private concert of songs from Disney’s “Frozen” for an ecstatic group of girls in London.
Brent received his bachelor’s from Baylor University and master’s from The London School of Economics. After living abroad for two years, Brent returned to San Antonio, where he is active in the weekly music at First Baptist Church San Antonio and many children’s activities in the community. He is always ready to share a story or make a memorable connection between music and everyday life.
Macrina began music lessons in piano and violin, at the age of eight. The years that have followed have brought wonderful opportunities for sharing that gift. She is very involved in blessing others with her music and wonderful heart, through involvement in her church, community outreach, playing in ensemble with her family and teaching here at Hearts' Home. Her excellence in training and warmth of spirit will help foster anyone who desires to grow in music.