I'm Anna Goldthorpe, welcome to my studio! I am so glad you are here! As your future music teacher, I'd love to share a little about me so you can get to know me better. I hold a B.S. in Music and Psychology from the prestigious University of Idaho, where my journey in music education commenced. With over 22 years of teaching experience, both locally and internationally, I have had the privilege of contributing to the world of music education in diverse settings.
Originally from North Idaho, my family and I now call the stunning Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, our home. Throughout my career, I've actively engaged in enriching musical experiences in both local and global contexts.
In Idaho, I was an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and proudly served as a board secretary for North Idaho Music Teachers Association. I am a certified Online Music Teacher through Teach Music Online, and my dedication to excellence in teaching has been recognized with a professional certification from the Queensland Music Teachers Association in Australia.
Recognition and Features:
My dedication to music education extends beyond the classroom. I am honored to be a featured teacher for the renowned piano method, Wunderkeys, and have been showcased in Tim Topham's popular piano forum. Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing insights on the Teach Music Online Podcast hosted by Carly Walton. I also had the privilege of accompanying my son's school choir Skyway Elementary Special Chorus, at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival where they won 1st place, Elementary Vocal Ensemble 2 years in a row!
As a singer/songwriter, I released an EP on iTunes in January 2012. My creativity has also found expression in writing, with the publication of my first book, "A Uke Christmas," on Amazon in December 2021, followed by "Koala's Campfire Songs & Activities" in May 2022. You can now find my Ukulele Books, worldwide on most book store websites and at North Idaho's beloved bookstore, The Well-Read Moose.
I've had the privilege of training under internationally respected musicians and worship leaders worldwide. My role as Vocal and Performance Coach for Team USA at the World Championship of Performing Arts resulted in the success of several clients, who secured contracts with prestigious record labels and top talent agencies in Los Angeles.
While I have taught in various settings, including public schools, music theater companies, talent agencies, and private music schools, my true passion lies in one-on-one private lessons. I am committed to igniting a love for music in all my students, helping each one discover their unique musical voice. I believe every student can ignite the love of music with the right guidance. Join me on this musical journey, and let's unlock the extraordinary world of music together!
Let's Work Together!
I'd love to connect with you or your student about piano, voice or Ukulele lessons. I look forward to welcoming you into Anna's Music Studio!
+61 493 392 234