ANNA MCBRIDE. WELLINGTON PIANO TEACHER
Anna McBride, BA, LTCL, is a freelance pianist, accompanist, and music teacher based in Wellington and the Wairarapa. Originally from Masterton, she trained in both music and dance growing up and completed her BA (Performing Arts / Theatre Studies) at the University of Otago between 2012 and 2014.
From 2015-2017 she lived in London, where she worked as a ballet pianist at Highgate School and front of house at the Royal Opera House. The combination of these jobs inspired her to pursue dance accompaniment as a career, and since returning to New Zealand in 2017, she has been gaining all experience possible in this field. She is a pianist at the New Zealand School of Dance and has also played for company class at the Royal New Zealand Ballet and for Royal Academy of Dancing examinations. In November 2018 she commenced studies in ballet accompaniment at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan and is continuing these studies throughout 2019.
She regularly plays for musical theatre and has worked on productions with WITCH Theatre, Wellington Footlights Society, and Masterton Amateur Theatrical Society. Alongside her work as a pianist, she is passionate about teaching and passing on her knowledge of the piano to others. .