Violin | Saratoga Springs

Anna Claire began studying the violin at age seven and loved it from day one. She was classically trained with the Suzuki method for the first eight years before branching out to various alternative styles. Her classical background has given her a strong foundation of solid technique, sharp aural skills, and a broad scope of playing. Passionate about the benefits of studying Western Art music, she carries this into her teaching style and is a strong supporter of the Suzuki method. This also drove her to pursue a Bachelors in Violin Performance which she completed in 2022. In the Fall of 2014, Anna Claire began her journey as a violin teacher and started with just two students coming to her home for lessons. She has since taught upwards of 75 students in private and group settings, teaching both independently and with several different music academies. Experienced in working with students as young as three and as old as sixty-eight, she adapts well to the unique needs and interests of each individual person. She prioritizes memorization skills, self-analysis, and attention to beauty as core disciplines of successful musical development. More than anything, she holds that music is a gift from God to be used for His glory and finds joy in sharing that with others. Growing up in the rich music cultures of Memphis and Nashville Tennessee, she has roots that extend from Classical to Bluegrass, Celtic fiddle, and Jazz. She has had the honor of playing on stages like The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame. She also enjoyed studying under Annie Dupre, lead of the Annie Moses Band and Julliard trained violinist. However, Anna Claire finds some of her greatest joy in teaching and walking with students through the small and steady victories of developing musicianship.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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