Learn to play the cello!
Anna Fritz offers private cello lessons in southeast Portland, Oregon.
She specializes in adult beginners, but also works with teenagers and more advanced students. Anna has a strong focus on solid technique and cultivating a healthy ergonomic approach to the instrument. She is happy to tailor her curriculum to the individual student's learning style and the kind of music they want to play.
In SE Portland, Anna has maintained a studio of private students since 2009. In recent years, she has been offering chamber music classes (fall, spring, and sometimes summer sessions) for students within her studio to gain experience playing with other cellists. She also provides periodic performance opportunities for students who are interested and willing to share what they're learning with each other, their friends and families.
Anna has been playing the cello for more than 30 years. She received her classical training in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, culminating with instruction from Professor Uri Vardi, student of Janos Starker. Since then, Anna has performed and recorded with numerous bands and artists of many genres. She has released three solo albums as a cellist and folksinger and spent seven years touring extensively with Portland Cello Project.
"Hey you! You've clearly got a cello-shaped hole in your life! I can't speak highly enough of my wonderful cello teacher. Let her show you how to become a cellist. It will change your life."
- Hollie Teal
"Anna is an amazing teacher! My son grew so much, from never having played to advanced orchestra in a top ranked HS program. Thank you Anna!"
- Kayleen Driskill Claxton
"Thank you so much for your wonderful cello teaching. Benjamin is thriving and learning so well. I've never seen such motivation from him!"
- Judy Bridges
Anna teaches Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Her studio is located at 2800 SE Harrison Street, Room 15, on the lower level of St. David of Wales Church.
Hour lessons are $50 each, though she offers a discount for students who are studying weekly ($180 for four weekly lessons).
If you're looking for an instrument to rent, Anna recommends David Kerr Violin Shop.
If you have questions, would like to chat via phone, or want to set up an initial lesson to see if you and Anna are a good fit, please send her a message below: