Anna is a talented performing musician and dedicated teacher, residing now in Mackay. Her playing career has taken her all over Australia, performing with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists, and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.
Born in Brisbane, Anna graduated her Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours. During her undergraduate years, Anna performed as Principal Flute with the Queensland Youth Symphony and University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She received the Queensland Flute Society’s James Carson Memorial Prize in 2015 and was presented the Woodwind Award in the Australian Concerto Competiton in 2016. In 2017, Anna was invited to join the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne to commence the Professional Performance Program for Flute under the tutelage of Virginia Taylor.
As an educator, Anna was employed by Musica Viva In Schools and Arcadia Winds to present a series of primary school concerts in Metropolitan and Rural New South Wales.
Anna is the proud director of Magnifico Music, a private music school located in Newstead, Brisbane. The school offers students professional tuition in most orchestral instruments, including piano, woodwind, strings, and theory. More: www.magnificomusic.com.au
Anna’s flute tuition specialises in tertiary preparation and educating students in the celebrated French Flute School method. Anna is passionate about ensuring her students have a well-rounded music education, with lessons involving activities beyond standard exam material. She incorporates rhythm studies, advanced aural training, audition preparation, assistance with performance anxiety, ensemble skill training, and analysis of orchestral music. There is also opportunity for students to be mentored in a small chamber ensemble to develop chamber music skills and performance.
For younger students, Anna offers Early Childhood Music (aimed at ages 5-9 y/o) which involves a fusion of piano, guitar, and percussion. Her program focuses on aural and rhythm training, nurturing a love of music from a young age.7and can support them through AMEB exams.