Anna Doak

Bass Teacher
Bass Teacher Trainer

Anna Doak

SAA Member


Seattle, WA
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Anna has been a Suzuki Bass Teacher since 2010 and is thrilled to be the newest Bass Teacher Trainer for the SAA. Prior to her Suzuki training Anna taught at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington. After starting a family she decided to focus on working closer to home and has built a thriving community of all-ages students at her teaching studio in Seattle WA. Anna is currently a member of the Northwest Sinfonietta, serves as principal bassist and teaching artist with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra and is on faculty at the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute.. She has performed with the Seattle Symphony, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and on numerous recording projects. In addition to her classical studies she has a BA in Jazz Performance from Cornish College of the Arts. She is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Different Drummer and was awarded an artist support grant by the Jack Straw Foundation in 2015, and again in 2020. In her spare time Anna enjoys gardening, reading, doing Tai Chi and hiking.