Anna Andrews has limited openings for violin and viola students this school year! She teaches at her home in north Minneapolis and at Eden Prairie High School. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from St. Olaf College in 2010 and was also accepted to master degree programs at Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory. Anna is the principal second violin of the Bloomington Symphony orchestra and also freelances with the Northstar String Quartet and the Watercress Trio. She has extensive orchestral performing experience, having played in the violin sections of the South Dakota Symphony, Lirica Chamber Ensemble, the Metropolitan Symphony and the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded and played with Minneapolis bands Good Diction, the Jolly Groggers, Fox & Coyote, Foreston and Tommy Wesley & the Entourage and has recorded soundtracks for several films and for the Fox television series "Backstrom." Anna is a certified Suzuki teacher through Book 2. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Anna believes that any student can benefit from music instruction, regardless of natural ability or learning challenges. All she requires of her students is the willingness to learn and work hard. She uses a mixture of Suzuki books, scale and etude studies and fiddle & improvisation method books for interested students. Primary teachers include Mary Sorlie, Ray Shows, Andrea Een, Ioana Galu, Pat Rafferty and the Artaria String Quartet.
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