Anna is an lifelong improvising violinist with an eclectic array of influences. She has been an active collaborator in studio and on stage with a broad range of artists and bands in the alternative music field — as a violinist she’s known for her strong melodic and rhythmic improvisational skills, great ear and technical proficiency in jazz, classical, and American roots idioms.
After finishing her jazz performance and songwriting studies at Berklee College of Music, Anna moved to New York City and worked as a professional violinist, vocalist and composer for several years. There she wrote, performed, and recorded with a multitude of songwriters, bands, multi-media performance artists and Broadway sound designers, lending her well-versed and unique improvisational style to a wide variety of musical projects.
Anna has been teaching private violin students for 17 years, and happily offers instruction to players of all ages and levels. Lessons are catered to the student, allowing each individual’s musical interests and proficiency level guide the process. Anna is also a certified beginning Suzuki Violin teacher, and is a warm, kind and thorough teacher.
Teaching violin brings me great joy because I get to witness curiosity and passion and tangible success in my students every day!
Anna is a wonderful, positive teacher. She's clearly had a lot of experience working with children and is a mother herself. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week, and thanks to this she's eager to practice regularly and is seeing a ton of progress! Thanks, Ms. Anna!
All lessons will be tailored to your individual skill level and musical interests.
I'm a Berklee College of Music alum, and have years of experience as a professional violinist.
$30 for a 30 minute lesson (recommended for young beginners)
$40 for a 45 minute lesson (recommended for young intermediate students)
$50 for a 60 minute lesson (recommended for adults, and any advanced students)
*House calls are available with rates dependent upon location
I love inspiring others to find passion in whatever they're doing. Teaching violin was a natural fit for me, because I've been a lifelong violinist and truly enjoy sharing my skills with others. I find so much joy in watching others learn and seeing them succeed!
I have worked with students of all ages and from many walks of life.
Find a teacher who sparks the joy of music in you. Learning takes discipline, but it should also be fun!
It's good to consider beforehand how much you can realistically commit to practicing. Remember that frequency is more important than the length of the practice session. Even five minutes a day in the beginning can move you forward leaps and bounds, making your investment in lessons really pay off!
Students must come with their own violin. If you have any questions about how/where to obtain one, I'm happy to help.