West Philly Porchfest

Students of Annie Barley Givler performed as an act at the Porch Fest in West Philadelphia.

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Annie Barley Givler

Annie Barley Givler began playing the cello at the age of two, studying with Carey Beth Hockett. Annie attended the Eastman School of Music and the University of South Florida, earning both bachelors and masters degrees in cello performance and music theory. Annie has lived and performed all over the world—from Tanzania to the South Bronx, but now makes her home in Philadelphia. In addition to her life as a Suzuki cello teacher and professional cellist, Annie is a passionate urban music educator. She taught for the KIPP charter school network for the past ten years, developing culturally relevant strings and general music curriculums for K-12 urban youth. Annie maintains a private cello studio in the home she shares with her husband Harley and their three children.

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