Ms. Annie Richardson
Flutist Annie Richardson received her Bachelor of Music in performance from East Tennessee State University. Ms. Richardson also completed additional undergraduate performance studies at Indiana University in Bloomington where she studied with Jacques Zoon formerly principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony. Her other flute instructors include Nancy Osteraas, Rebecca Paluzzi, Barbara Kallaur (baroque flute) and Kate Lukas. She has performed in masterclass with Toshio Takahashi, Samuel Baron, Bart Feller, George Pope, Susan Hoeppner, and Flute Force.
Ms. Richardson has completed extensive Suzuki flute teacher training with Toshio Takahashi (founder of the Suzuki flute method), Pandora Bryce, David Gerry, Rebecca Paluzzi and Kenichi Ueda. Annie has completed Suzuki flute teacher training in books 1- ¬7 and 10 and has completed level 1 training in Music Mind Games.
Annie has taught at Levine School of Music and Washington International School in Washington, DC and in Minneapolis and St Paul, MN at East Metro Music Academy, St Paul Conservatory of Music and is currently on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music and St Joseph School of Music.
Ms. Richardson has performed with orchestras, flute choirs and chamber music ensembles in Tennessee, DC, Maryland and Minnesota and most recently performed with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra.
As a complement to her Suzuki flute method training Ms. Richardson also has more than 15 years of experience working with children age birth through school age as an AmeriCorps member, teacher’s assistant (Special Education) in the St Paul Public Schools, Nursery classroom assistant (British School of Washington) and for the past seven years as an early childhood educator in a St Paul, MN based non-profit. Annie has also taken coursework toward a M.A.E in Special Education K-12 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.