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Cadenza Piano Studio

Big Sandy, TX 75755 (map)


Lessons Offered

Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

Virtual / Online


About Me

Hello there! 

 

My name is Anna! Playing the piano is one of my favorite things, second only to teaching others how to enjoy it as well! 

 

Since 2011, I have managed a vibrant and active music studio – providing coaching and instruction to students of all ages, as well as music professionals including accompanists, choral directors, and fellow teachers. 

 

As a teacher, I am committed to a holistic and an individualized approach that meets each student exactly where they’re at. 

 

My young students thrive in the dynamic learning environment I offer, and my older students have won scholarships and awards for their performances, going on to study music at respected colleges and universities.

 

But regardless of level, I’m passionate about encouraging musicians to enjoy the gifts of musical communication and creativity in every season of life. 

 

If you’re looking for a committed, caring, and delightful music education experience, then Cadenza Piano Studio is the place for you — I look forward to welcoming you in! 

 

Warmly,

Miss Anna 

 

P.S. There are currently very limited spaces in my studio! In case of unavailability, I will do my best to refer you to another teacher, or offer you a spot on my waiting list. 

My Musical Education Background

2009-2012: Music Theory with Dean Kincaid (from the American Conservatory of Music)

 

2010-2013: Piano Performance with Maryna Meshcherska (from the Moscow Conservatory of Music)

 

2013: Bachelor of Arts in General Music from Thomas Edison State University

 

2017-2022: Continuing education including but not limited to: National Conference on Piano Pedagogy (2017-2019), coaching under Brenna German (Golandsky Institute), private lessons under Jacob Bernhardt (doctoral student at Cleveland Institute of Music), Alexander Technique Coaching with Donna Martin (Certified AT instructor, Dallas, TX), and more. 

Genres and Subjects Taught

Private Piano Lessons: Beginner-Advanced

 

Curriculum: Faber Piano Adventures (K-12), all levels, followed by standard classical performance repertoire 

 

Supplementary styles and genres include sacred, folk, jazz, soundtrack, improvisation, and more! 

 

Additional areas of instruction include injury-preventive piano technique/keyboard injury recovery, music theory, music history, hymn improvisation, collaborative piano work, and choral accompanying.

Lesson Rates

For students K-12, I recommend weekly lessons! 

  • 30 minute lessons - $119/month
     
  • 45 minute lessons - $139/month
     
  • 60 minute lessons - $159/month

Individual coaching sessions - $75/hour (adult/intermediate/advanced students only)

Annual Studio Enrollment Fee - $85 (at time of enrollment or beginning of school year; covers curriculum and recital fees for duration of school year)

Note: for families on fixed incomes, or special scheduling needs, please contact me and let me know how I can work with you!

 

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Ages 7+ | Beginner-Advanced

My Certifications and Awards

2011 - First Place, Senior Piano Division, Illinois Symphony Guild’s Scholarship Competition

2012 - Grand Prize, First Place, and “Audience’s Choice Award,” Jacksonville Symphony Guild’s “Talent Among Us” Competition

2013 - State and National Finalist, National Federation of Music Clubs’ Student & Collegiate Auditions

 

Solo Album Releases

 

“Haven of Rest," 2016

“Where Glory Dwells," 2017

“Redemption Dawns," 2018

My Musical Influences

I love music that timelessly communicates beauty. And I love listening to and watching artists who deliver compelling stories in their performances. Some of my favorite composers and performers include Felix Mendelssohn, The Secret Garden, Glenn Gould, Frederic Chopin, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Frank Sinatra, Van Cliburn, and John Williams, to name a few… 


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Student Reviews




Jacksonville, IL

I have had Miss Anna for many years as I have learned to play piano. She has taught me not just piano, but she has helped me spiritually. We have many kind discussions. She has strengthened my music theory and history. She has improved my technique, especially in my places of weakness. She is truly an inspired musician who will help many others as well.




Willis, TX

Anna is an accomplished musician and excellent teacher!! I always learn so much from her, whether it be watching her perform or taking instruction from her in a private lesson. She provides EXCELLENT quality lessons and is also a delightful person to be around!




Springdale, AR

Anna is an outstanding teacher. I have grown so much musically under her instruction. The way she teaches is clear and easy to follow. She is an inspiration and a role model to me both in music and in life. I always look forward to our lessons, and I’m so grateful for the time and expertise she has invested into my musical journey.




Jacksonville, IL

I started piano lessons with Miss Anna after I retired a few years ago. I take virtual lessons from Anna. She is dedicated to help her students build effective practice habits, help with analyze music, and to make lessons enjoyable. She is down to earth, good Christian lady. I am so glad to get to know Anna. Anyone who takes lessons from her won’t be disappointed. .




Jacksonville, IL

My daughter Ruth was four years old when she began studying piano with Miss Anna. In short, a parent could not ask for a kinder, more knowledgeable, and more inspiring teacher than Anna. From the very beginning, Miss Anna instilled a foundation of both musical sense and personal integrity--as a pianist, but moreover as a human being--in my daughter. Whether my daughter's role as a musician expands and grows as a performer or blossoms as an ardent appreciator of music, I'm forever indebted to Anna's role in crafting and shaping my daughter's experience and character.




Jacksonville, IL

Ms. Ferraro has in an incredible talent to inspire and teach. With patience, determination and insight she has taught my 13 year old son for two years. He enjoys being challenged by Ms. Ferraro and her positive teaching approach inspires him to do his best.


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