With Slavic classical training and a BA in piano performance and pedagogy from an American university, Anna has more than a decade of experience teaching adult students of various skill levels. Her love for music and her passion for relationships intertwine to provide a unique take on learning the piano.
Full of life, warmth, and encouragement, Anna brings out the best in her students, both in their piano skills and in their personal growth.
The right piano teacher will build a RELATIONSHIP with you where you feel safe to engage intellectually and be emotionally vulnerable. It's this relationship that promotes your SUCCESS in learning the lifelong skill of playing piano.
WHOLESOME & HOLISTIC
Elements of rhythm, reading, and basic approach to piano.
Understanding musical formulas and patterns.
Making music beyond just playing what's in the notes.
Proper stylistic and contextual interpretation.
Complete control of tone and sound production.
Freedom and self-agency at the instrument.
TOUR THE STUDIO
After unsuccessfully trying to learn how to play the piano through apps, I have spent the last year growing more than I thought possible through my lessons with Anna. She provides a fun and friendly environment that will help a student at any skill level become the best version of the pianist they want to be.
I've been taking lessons from Anna for five years now and I will tell you one thing. She actually cares. She cares about music and she cares about you as a person. I'm grateful that I still learn something new from her every lesson and that she still finds ways to inspire and reassure me in my studies.
I had hoped that when I picked up piano again last year that I’d still be seriously going at it months later. Since we started our lessons I have even higher aspirations now on what I want to achieve with piano than when I was learning on my own and I have Anna to thank for that.
FAQ WITH ANNA
WHAT ARE THE LESSON LOGISTICS?
Automatic online payments save you time. Lessons are done via Zoom. Easy, hassle-free online rescheduling.
DO YOU ONLY TEACH ADULTS?
Short answer: Yes.
Long Answer: Yes, I only teach adults.
WHEN/WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
I charge per lesson on the day of your lesson. Prices start at $40/lesson. I discuss my full pricing when meet for an informal meet-and-greet. For more details, meet with Anna.
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
I live in the PST time zone. I teach Mon-Fri and I generally have availability throughout the day. If you have a specific time/day in mind, we can usually work something out. Just contact me and we'll figure it out.
WHAT'S THE SETUP LIKE?
Your setup: All you need is a functioning webcam and the ability to set it up to the side of your instrument. Well, and once you start the actual lessons, you'll also need the actual instrument.
Anna's setup: See the tour of the studio.
SO... WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES PIANO?
I absolutely love hiking, running, rollerblading, playing board games, cooking good food, journaling, reading, and generally learning new things. I spend time with my loved ones and my dog. I also play video games and am quite a bit of a nerd. So if you want to learn music from Zelda, you're totally in the right place.