Anna’s teaching philosophy is informed by her constant curiosity with what it means to be a musician, teacher, and student. Her drive to teach is fueled by her immense gratitude towards the wonderful educators and mentors that have guided her along both her musical and personal path. Consistently humbled and touched by the generosity and humanity modeled by her teachers, Anna is deeply dedicated to providing quality, creative, engaged, compassionate, and accessible learning opportunities to any person wishing to explore the rich world of music. Anna believes the fundamental ingredient of a powerful and empowered musician exists within us all and can be found within our basic human desire to connect to each other and the world around us. The study of sound and music offer a powerful ground for exploration and engagement on an individual and collective level.
Anna has taught cello and music in many different scenarios to many different populations and ages. Anna received her Suzuki Cello teaching certification in 2009 from Manhattan’s School For Strings, under the tutelage of Suzuki master teacher, Pamela Davenport. Anna has taught private and group Suzuki cello classes in Connecticut, New York, an Hawai'i, and has been honored to participate in the Suzuki division of the Brooklyn Youth Music Project’s annual summer camp.
From 2010-2013 Anna taught strings and general music at KIPP NYC College Prep High School in the South Bronx, NY. Her duties included creating curriculum for beginning thru advanced level music students, conducing the orchestra and writing contemporary pop arrangements for the unique instrumentation of the school’s orchestra.
Moving to Hawai'i in 2014, Anna's teaching remains a large part of her musical life. Anna runs an after school strings program at Ka'ohao Elementary School on the Windward side of O'ahu, coaches chamber music at Punahou School and maintains a large private cello studio made up of cellists of all ages. Anna's interest in improvisation, social/environmental activism and cross discipline collaboration have led to workshops and presentations intending to create space for learners of all ages and disciples to examine aspects of voice, expression, and style through the use and expression of sound.