Anna Bross

Anna B.

Baltimore, MD
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I am a certified Suzuki Method teacher, currently trained in levels 1-3, with plans for further certification training.

I am fun and supportive. I'm having just as much fun teaching as I want my students to have learning, and creating a patient, supportive environment is integral to my students' development.

I teach all ages and abilities. I am experienced in a variety of teaching levels, from beginning to advanced studies.

Each student has lessons structured according to their individual goals, learning speeds, and musical levels. I teach students of all levels positive playing habits and how to avoid bad habits, and I teach these using the standard classical repertoire for violin and viola.

I emphasize technique and the fundamentals of theory, with students of all levels so they will have the essential building blocks and tools they need to succeed.

I am professional. I have received some of the best education in my field, and with over 20 years of experience in music I am confident in my ability to pass on the skills necessary to succeed as a musician.

About Anna B.

Inspired by Disney's Fantasia to play violin at age 4, violist Anna Bross hasn't been able to stop performing ever since. She has gone from playing in Grandma's living room to pursuing her dream in Symphony Orchestras and Chamber Groups all across America. She has performed in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan Washington, and in the Washington DC/Baltimore area, where she currently resides.

Ms. Bross has formerly served as principal of the Illinois Valley Symphony, The Kishwaukee Symphony, the NIU Philharmonic and the Peabody Concert Ochestra, and has also performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, she has traveled to study with artists such as The Avalon String Quartet, Anthony Elliott, Richard Wolfe, Mathias Tacke, Drew Irvin and Michael Gurt. Always eager to bring new music to life, Anna enjoys working closely with contemporary composers to premiere new chamber and solo works.

Anna has a tremendous passion for teaching, and has maintained a private violin and viola studio since 2008. She aims to help guide her students unique musical voice to form lasting and meaningful connections with their audiences and the people around them. In addition to her own studio, Anna is currently on the violin/viola faculty at the Opus Community Music School in Eldersburg, MD.

Ms. Bross received her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 2011 and her Master's Degree from the Peabody Conservatory in 2013. Her primary teachers include Anthony Devroye, Li-Kuo Chang and Maria Lambros.

*** Specialties ***
Having myself been taught on Suzuki method, I frequently use their method books in my private instruction. I specialize in teaching music in the classical style with emphasis on technique and musicality.

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Anna is very good at explaining terms and methods in a way that can be easily understood by a novice such as myself by catering to one's style of learning while at the same time ensuring that the student remain grounded on the fundamentals whether it is in the finger positioning, bowing strokes, or proper posture. I love how she is able not only to identify things that I might be doing wrong but also solutions to difficulties that I might be having during the lessons. As a result, I am very happy at how I have progressed in my skill level since I started a couple of months ago. She is very patient, listens to concerns of the student, very easy to talk to, and has a laid back learning environment. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know who might be interested in learning the violin, whether young or old like myself.

Posted May 17, 2015

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Experience

Violin/Viola Faculty
May 2013 - Present

Opus Community Music School

Violin/Viola Instructor
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016

The School of Music, LLC

Violin/Viola Instructor
Sep 2013 - Jan 2016

ART-IST Music

Violin Instructor
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Baltimore Talent Education Center

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Northern Illinois University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Books 2&3
Jul 2015

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Every Child Can, Suzuki Book 1
Jun 2014

Suzuki Assosciation of the Americas

Awards

Lessons.com Best of 2018
Dec 2018

Lessons.com

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area
May 2014
The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) is a volunteer organization devoted to improving children’s lives through music education. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the untapped possibilities of children through promoting the understanding and use of the music teaching approach and educational philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki for the greater happiness of all children.
Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
May 2014
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

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