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Sunday 24th June 2018
Anna fell in love with the flute as a young child and began her formal education aged eight. She now has the pleasure of passing on this love of the instrument to other children under her tutorship and is committed to creating a fun, stimulating learning environment that supports her students to feel a sense of joy and pride in their learning and music making. She was involved for many years (both as tutor as well as Project Lead of the Pūoru Pīrere Programme) with Sistema Aotearoa, an Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Ministry partnership which uses orchestral music-making as a model for social development. It is based on El Sistema, one of the world’s most successful music and social development programmes.
Anna holds a Master of Music with 1st Class Honours in performance flute from The University of Auckland (studying under Professor Uwe Grodd), a Master of Music Therapy from The New Zealand School of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from The University of Auckland. Although classically trained, Anna enjoys a diverse range of music and feels equally at home performing both classical and contemporary genres.