Teaching Philosophy: “I believe that learning is a conversation between teacher and student, and that my role as a teacher is to move the conversation forward by guiding, clarifying, explaining, and demonstrating. A student's involvement in their learning is absolutely essential - my students talk quite a bit during their lessons - as it fosters passion and a sense of responsibility for their achievements. I also believe in a holistic approach to learning music. Musicality and expression is always at the center of the conversation, and I constantly look for opportunities to broaden my students' knowledge in history, theory, and pedagogy while addressing the finer technical aspects of playing. The physicality and psychology of playing an instrument is also a frequent topic in my lessons. I am committed to ensuring that my students' experiences in lessons are positive and constructive, and that they walk away each time with actionable ideas that excite and motivate them.”
Bio: Praised for her intuitive musicality, her wide range of technical abilities, and her natural stage presence, Anna Fisher-Roberts brings the masterpieces of classical music into the modern era. With innovative, interactive performances featuring both brand-new and time-honored pieces, Anna ventures to bring classical music to modern audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Anna is currently earning her master's degree in flute performance at Boston Conservatory with professor Sarah Brady. A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, Anna spent the early years of her musical career studying with Jeannette Moore, principal flutist of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. She then earned her Bachelor of Music in flute performance at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she studied with Professor Stephanie Jutt and Dr. Timothy Hagen. While in Madison, Anna discovered her passion for new music and worked intensely with student composers, collaborating and performing new works every semester. Anna has commissioned and premiered over a dozen new pieces.
During her time in Madison, Anna served as the principal flutist of both the UW – Madison Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Anna has performed with several chamber groups, from flute and piano duo to woodwind quintet, and was a member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble for all four years of her college career. She was also a winner of the 2018 Irving Shain Woodwind Competition and appeared as a featured soloist with the Concert Choir and in several student recitals. Most recently, Anna has performed as principal flutist with the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the spare time that she doesn’t actually have, Anna enjoys belly dancing, figure skating, and being outside. She loves playing Celtic music and experimenting with pop.
She has been with Note-worthy Experiences since July 2021 and teaches online and in person lessons.