From starting piano lessons at age six, and violin from age fourteen, music quickly became Anna’s biggest passion. After earning two music scholarships for violin and piano, she attended The University of South Dakota. Throughout this time, Anna played in many ensembles including jazz band, concert choir, orchestra, and string quartets. Anna enjoyed studying her core classes which included over three years of music theory, advanced orchestral conducting, composition and arranging, and music history. As a final project her senior year, she presented a lecture recital on the history of the violin, which won her a scholarship. Anna graduated with honors with her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance.
From long intensive hours of practicing the violin, Anna understands more than anyone, the pain that can come with overuse and misuse. As a new student of Denver’s Alexander Technique School, Anna focuses her time and energy on the health and wellness of her students. By incorporating the methods of The Alexander Technique, Anna ensures that her students are utilizing their muscles, stature, and breathing correctly in order to be completely injury free--allowing for a happy and injury-free learning and playing experience.
As a private teacher since high school, Anna has taught over seventy students of all ages and levels. Throughout Anna’s college years, she started working with group ensembles from numbers of two up to ten. As Golden Music’s Daytime Orchestra instructor, Anna arranges all the music that her students play in order to challenge each student to the best of their abilities. With one-on-one instruction, Anna teaches the Suzuki Method to establish a good foundation with all of her students focusing on technique, theory, rhythm, and history. After a student is well established in the violin technique, Anna includes repertoire that is focused on the student’s interest including bluegrass, fiddle, Celtic, jazz, contemporary, etc. Anna challenges her students to think critically about the music on the page, allowing them to create their own story for the music that they play.