Mrs. Anna J. Rouse

Violin Teacher, Parent

Anna Rouse

SAA Member


Mapleton, UT
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I studied the Suzuki method on both piano and violin starting as a child, but the violin was always my true love. In high school I won numerous NFMC scholarships, attended many music camps, including Interlochen Music camp, and won solo competitions to perform with the the local youth symphony. During high school I became a member of the Boise Philharmonic, and after graduating college, joined them once again. My husband says my claim to fame was being hired to play in the back-up orchestra for the Moody Blues and Led Zepplen :). I Graduated from Brigham Young University in 1994 with a Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance/Pedagogy, where I studied under Barbara Williams and Nell Gotkovsky. I also have the privilege of being a mother to three wonderful, musical kids, ages 16, 20 and 24. I can relate to Suzuki parents, because I am one, and I know what it’s like to be in the trenches with kids on a musical and character building journey.

I have been teaching violin (and loving it) for about 30 years. My mother, Carolyn Affleck, was a Suzuki violin teacher and gave me the opportunity to apprentice by teaching her students during the summer breaks, starting at age 14. I also attended the teachers training at the Idaho Suzuki Institute starting at age 14, and I have been a faculty member of the Idaho Suzuki Institute off and on for the last 20 years. There I have had the privilege of training with many incredible teacher trainers: Cathy Lee, Yuko Honda, Kathleen Spring, Ronda Cole, Mihoko Hirata, Ellie LaRoux, Donna Lim and Jacqueline Maurer. Most of my courses were taken as an auditor, so that I could also be a faculty member at the Institute. However, in the last several years, I finally decided to start registering my courses :)

I recently moved to Mapleton and my studio is wide open! Come on over for a free trial lesson and we will see if we are a good fit for one another.