Piano Lessons – Anna Prasannan
About Anna Prasannan
Anna is a Flute teacher, Piano teacher and a performer, with a particular love of chamber music. Anna completed her BMUS degree in Flute in 2012 at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University Wellington and in 2017 returned to studies graduating with PGDIP in Flute Performance in 2018.
Anna grew up with a very musical background. Her father is a music teacher, conductor and performer. Anna began teaching piano alongside her father at the age of 16 in Nelson. The motivation for bringing the joy of music to others is inspired by his passion and enthusiasm. She restarted her teaching career again after completing her degree, teaching privately from her home and at schools. She teaches Flute, Recorder and beginner piano.
For her postgraduate diploma Anna took flute and piccolo lessons with Bridget Douglas, the leading principal flute player in New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. During her studies she performed 1st flute in the NZSM orchestra, played chamber music in a variety of ensembles and performed a 90 minute end of year solo recital. A highlight from 2018 at University was becoming a finalist in the Body Harris Prize for best performance of a New Zealand composition at Victoria University.
Anna enjoys teaching to people of any age from beginner to advanced level on the Flute. She also teaches beginner recorder and piano. She has young child herself and also has experience in Early Childhood education.
Anna likes to help students have a strong foundation in tone and technique, and will put children through exams to an advanced level if they wish. Her main priority is that students enjoy playing the flute and piano, and she does not put pressure on students to do exams if they do not want to, but she will encourage confidence building through performance opportunities in the form of student concerts, student orchestras, duets and chamber music.