A pianist and teacher from Jacksonville, IL, Anna Ferraro is an award-winning performer, the producing artist of two solo albums (“Haven of Rest,” 2016, and “Where Glory Dwells,” 2017), and the manager of Ferraro Music Studio. A classically trained pianist, Anna Ferraro studied with Maryna Meshcherska of Springfield from 2010-2013, garnering first place prizes for the Illinois Symphony Guild scholarship competition (2011), the Jacksonville Symphony Guild’s “Talent Among Us” (2012), and competing as a national finalist for the NFMC collegiate division (2013). She holds a BA in Music from Thomas Edison State University.
Since 2011, Anna has overseen a vibrant and active private piano studio – providing coaching and instruction to students of all ages, as well as music professionals including accompanists, choral directors, and fellow instructors. As a teacher, she is committed to a holistic and an individualized approach that meets the exact needs of her students and where they’re at in each season of life. Her advanced students have won scholarships and awards for their performances, and gone on to study music at respected universities.
When she’s not working at the piano, she can be found enjoying life outside her studio. The second of nine children, she loves spending time with her family, and especially, coordinating their chamber music group, “Ferraro Strings.” Other interests include writing, photojournalism, and being a connoisseur of fine tea. Realizing that all talent is a gift from God, she desires to use her gifts for His glory.
“Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory,
for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth’s sake” Psalm 115:1