Anna possesses a dual passion: people and music. This drives her energetic and engaging teaching style.
Beginning her study of flute at the age of 12, Anna received her early musical education in the Cobb County school system under the mentorship of Freddy Martin, director of bands at South Cobb high school and founder of the Spirit of Atlanta drum and bugle corps. While participating in the award winning high school program, Anna was also top ranked in many extra curricular ensembles such as the Emory Wind ensemble, Georgia all-state band, and co-principal flute of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Attending Columbus College (now Columbus State University) on a full tuition scholarship, Anna received her Bachelor’s of Music Performance. While a student, Anna was featured soloist with Columbus College wind ensemble, performed with the Columbus Symphony and taught flute at Fort Benning Army Base.
Anna returned to Atlanta where she attended Georgia State University working towards her masters degree in music education. She was awarded a graduate assistantship to Robert Morsch, director of bands. She also served as principal flute and soloist with Lovett Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Charles Bradley.
Moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, she maintained an extensive private studio of over 40 students, served as clinician, adjudicator and mentor to students ranging in age from 8-65. While residing in Raleigh she was co-founder and president of the Raleigh Area Flute Association; a non-profit organization still thriving today!
Upon returning to Georgia, Anna was awarded the principal position of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany, Georgia where she enjoyed 10 seasons. During this time she also taught general music and beginning band at Deerfield-Windsor private school, acted as flute instructor at Darton College, maintained an extensive private studio and served as children’s choir coordinator at Sherwood Baptist Church.
Anna returned to Marietta in 1997 and for almost two decades has been educating Atlanta’s children through a teaching position with The Music Class, an Atlanta based music and movement program.
In 1998 she co-founded the Atlanta Flute Club and served as founding president for 2 terms. Since her return to Atlanta she has maintained a large private studio, provided sectional coaching and acted as an adjudicator for many of the Cobb county bands; including Lassiter High School, Sprayberry High School, Simpson Middle School, Allatoona High School , Pope High School, and The Westminster School. Anna is currently flute coach and flute choir director with the award winning Hightower Trail Middle School band in Marietta, GA.
In 2018, Anna started Razzmatazz Music!, a music education program created for children ages 4 through 10. The curriculum is designed to bridge early childhood music education with the musical opportunities offered in our local middle schools. By exposing the students to band and orchestra instruments, Razzmatazz Music! builds interest and excitement about instrumental music programs. Summer camp registration is going on now. Check it out!
Anna’s teachers have included Warren Little, Beverly Bradley, Natalie Kruger, and Paul Brittan. She has participated in master classes with Thomas Nyfenger, Rebecca Troxler, and Robert Dick. She has also performed with the Columbus Symphony, Raleigh Symphony, Albany Symphony and Rome ( GA) Symphony.