Annella Platta began teaching in 2011, and has been a member of the MacPhail faculty since 2014 teaching Suzuki Piano and Suzuki Early Childhood Education.
Annella strives to provide students of every age and ability the opportunity to create, understand, and appreciate music, as well as the tools to become skillful musicians with beautiful character. With her kind and gentle personality she teaches with lots of positivity and patience, and believes it is never too late or early to start lessons!
Annella has spent time performing as an accompanist and guest artist for schools and care centers in Minnesota and Central Wisconsin, as well as an alumni performer at the Aber Suzuki Center’s 45th anniversary concert. She is a five-time recipient of the Shinichi Suzuki–American Suzuki Foundation Teacher Training Scholarship, and also received a teacher training scholarship from the Suzuki Association of Minnesota.
She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music with Piano Emphasis, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point. She completed Suzuki training for piano books 1-5 with Caroline Fraser and Annette Lee, and training for the first two stages of Suzuki Early Childhood Education with Sharon Jones.
Favorite non-musical hobby: In addition to singing and writing songs for “The Blacksmith’s Daughters”, Annella enjoys being creative in the kitchen, baking with sourdough, making Polish ornamental eggs called Pisanki, and exploring the possibilities of combining her pisanki designs with ceramics in the form of beautiful tiles and vessels.
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