Mrs. Ana Bunce

Violin Teacher

Ana Bunce

SAA Member


Salt Lake City, UT
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Ana picked up a bow at age 5 and began developing a strong love for music. Prior to moving to Salt Lake two years ago, she played in the first violins with the West Valley Symphony led by Maestro Cal Steward Kellogg, the Sun Valley String Quartet, and has a private violin studio. Currently her studio plays recitals, fiddle concerts, Christmas concerts, and home concerts. On the side, she plays at weddings & events. She has been a string coach for the Phoenix Junior Strings and has taught a master class at the ASA Fall Workshop for several years.

Ana is a registered member of the Suzuki Association of Americas and Arizona Suzuki Association. She has completed Teacher Training Books 1a, 1b & 2, attended workshops including the Alexander Technique and Musical Mind Games, and judged at the National Federation of Music Clubs. After graduating from the Suzuki books, she received classical training from Jack Ashton, Ralph Matson, and David Park. Ana has excelled as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral member. As a teen she began tutoring violin students and soon after she opened her own Suzuki violin studio.

Although Ana graduated with a degree in Architecture, she started her first several years of college as a Violin Performance major and the Concertmaster of the University of Utah Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David C. Cole. Prior to college, she received Superior ratings at the National Federation of Music Clubs for six consecutive years in Solo and Concerto divisions, resulting in four gold cups. Her favorite youth experience was touring Europe with the Rocky Mountain Youth Camarata. They played in concert halls and cathedrals throughout Italy, France, Switzerland and England. Next up would be Robert Redford’s Christmas parties at Sundance with the Utah Youth Symphony.

What is really intriguing to Ana is the tie between music and architecture. They both make more sense when they are together. Rhythm, texture, style, history, attention to detail, dynamics & volume, hierarchy, and the list goes on!