Anna Ventura
Status: Member
Member Since: August 26, 2014
Last Visit:September 13, 2021

Anna Ventura

Anna Ventura began her journey of violin playing at a public school strings program in Puerto Rico, followed by private lessons at Mario Rosa's studio. She graduated from Escuela Libre de Musica high school and attended the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where she majored in violin performance and studied with renowned violinists Jaime Medina and Jose “Pepito” Figueroa. During her sophomore year, she received a full tuition scholarship to attend the University of Miami and study with Violin Professor Thomas Moore. While at the University of Miami, she also studied under the tutelage of Violin Professor Glenn Basham until she completed her BA degree in 1996.

Mrs. Ventura has performed with The Miami Symphony, The Palm Beach Pops, Epcot Center’s All American College Orchestra, and Symphony of the Americas, among others. She often performs for commercial recordings as well as chamber music.

Through her company, Eleganza Strings Miami, she performs and books ensembles to perform all types of music at events in the south to central Florida area.

Anna was a Miami Dade County Middle School orchestra teacher for 6 years until her first child was born. She has since then taught privately from her home studio, as well as a coached strings classes at various area schools and conservatories.

In addition to her University of Miami degree, Mrs. Ventura completed her music education courses at Florida International University and has been an actively certified Dade County K-12 music teacher since 1999. A member of the American String Teachers Association, she has attended Suzuki Method summer institutes and teacher training courses for books 1-4, as well as the O'Connor method for books 1 and 2. Anna believes in offering her students a well rounded musical education which includes ear training, sight reading skills and exposure to different styles of music, alongside the encouraging and positive approach that is at the heart of the Suzuki method.

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