Anna Ferraro is a pianist on a mission - a mission of producing inspirational music that listeners want to hear over and over again, and equipping pianists with resources that fill the gaps in their piano playing and guide them towards excellence - an excellence that will equip them to enjoy music greater, serve others more effectively, and glorify God all the more.
An award-winning classical pianist, Anna has also garnered years of experience in church music, collaborative piano, and teaching. She is passionate about meeting each of her students exactly where they’re at and guiding them to where they need to go. She is a lover of life, learning, and most of all, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Giver of all gifts through His abundant grace.
Anna Ferraro’s past experience includes being the producing artist of two solo albums (“Haven of Rest,” 2016, and “Where Glory Dwells,” 2017), garnering first place prices from the Illinois Symphony Guild’s 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 (2013).
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