Teaching


Anna has been providing private instruction for over 20 years, and her students have won competitions and performed at numerous events. 

Please fill out the contact form if you are interested in private instruction in harp, piano, or music history. 



PEABODY, COLUMBIA, and CNU STUDENTS ONLY:

Please contact me directly to set up an interview.

PRIVATE STUDENTS ONLY: 

I am currently not accepting new students.


Testimonials:

  •   Anna has made a profound impact on my life and the lives of all her students, I am sure.

  • At the young age of 12, Anna was an inspiring teacher who was undoubtedly also a master of her own musical skills. She was very confident with her teaching methods, and I learned very quickly under her instruction. Always teaching with dedication, she instilled a great deal of work ethic and musical knowledge in me. Anna always displayed every indication of wanting to be at the piano, teaching what she loved.

  • For 6 years, I benefited immensely not only from her wonderful teaching but also her spirited personality. Often after our lessons, she would take the time to share her musical and life experiences, or find out what was going on in my life. Anna opened up a sense of her personality that was probably the most enjoyable aspect of learning with her. Today, she is an internationally accomplished concert harpist and pianist, but she is still the same humble and sweet person that she was many years ago. She was someone that I always have and will admire.

  • [Anna] is a creative teacher who inspires students to excel. Anna is a fine teaching model. She has keen knowledge of current music education practices and philosophy. To her credit, she has a personal philosophy that is consistent with her perspectives of music and teaching. Her ability to decipher the essence of what constitutes the teaching for and learning of critical thinking skills in music sets her apart from many teachers.

     


  • As a working adult performer seeking intermittent skill re-honing & advancement, I can tell you that it can be difficult to find a good teacher.  I recently studied with Dr. Pike and I highly recommend her without reservation.  Her combination of artistic skill, technical acuity, interpretational depth, interpersonal acumen, supportive, encouraging teaching style, combined with a refreshing frankness about the business and performance experiences – all these qualities make her an exemplary teacher.   – Kara Dahl Russell  Actress/Singer/Harpist/Classical Radio Host WSCL 89.5

  • Anna Pike has been my harp teacher for the past [few] years. She has been an outstanding instructor for me. Her dedication to perfecting the art of playing as well as her patience with my steady progression is admirable.

  • Anna is not only a beautiful person on the inside and out, but she is able to showcase this beauty in her playing. She often tells me that an important part of the aesthetic appeal of the harp is the way it is played through the movements of the harpist Watching her play, once can tell that she is very attune to this notion and her experience with the instrument gives her significant grace.

  • Having taught high school for several years, I can confidently say that, as far as teachers go, Anna is the best you can find. She paces well by keeping me engaged and challenged, but not feeling overwhelmed. She is exceptional at selecting music at the appropriate level for mer. Because of Anna, my confidence level with this instrument has increased. I now have great courage and interest in continuing my study with the insturment and pursuing greater abilities as a musician