Anna Ventura has been a Suzuki violin student for over 35 years, a Suzuki parent for 15 years, and a Suzuki teacher for 12 years. Born in Puerto Rico to Cuban parents, she began taking lessons at the age of 6, at a public school Suzuki Violin program in Puerto Rico. She graduated from Escuela Libre de Música high school and completed her BA degree from the University of Miami, where she studied with Violin Professor Glenn Basham.
Anna is an active performer and is featured in various commercial recordings. She contracts chamber ensembles and performs as a soloist for her company, Eleganza Strings (www.eleganzastrings.net). She has been a member of orchestras such as Symphony of the Americas, The Miami Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, Florida Chamber Orchestra and Epcot Center’s All American College Orchestra, among others. She also performs for musicals throughout the Miami-Dade and Broward county areas.
Mrs. Ventura was a Miami Dade County middle school orchestra teacher for 6 years until her first child was born. She has since taught privately from her home studio and has also worked as a string orchestra consultant for various area schools and conservatories. She has held various positions on the board of the Suzuki Association of South Florida since 2016 and Co-chairs the SASF’s annual fall workshop at the Frost School of Music in Miami. Anna believes that every child can learn to play the violin, with the nurturing and positive approach found at the heart of the Suzuki method.
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