About me

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Hello! I’m Anna Weddington, a classically trained violinist and strings teacher based in Charlottesville, Virginia. I began playing violin at age 3 and have been performing in orchestras, bands, and other ensembles ever since!

Originally from Central Kentucky, I moved to Virginia in 2021 and founded my performing and teaching studio, Weddington String Studio, LLC. One of my favorite things about the violin is its versatility, and I enjoy incorporating strings into lots of different styles of music, both in my own performing career and in my teaching.

Before moving to Virginia, I taught orchestra in public schools, maintained a private violin studio, and served as Director of an El Sistema-inspired community youth orchestra from 2014-2019. During this time, I was the assistant conductor for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra’s Preparatory String Orchestra, a member of the Volare String Quartet, and a frequent section violinist with local orchestras. I hold degrees from the University of Kentucky in Music Performance and Music Education.

In 2018, I traveled to Ecuador for a musical cultural exchange through Partners of the Americas. I spent time performing, teaching, and learning traditional music in the coastal town of Manta, the capital city Quito, and the beautiful mountain town of Ambato.

As a Suzuki trained teacher (and former Suzuki kid!), I offer weekly private lessons for children and adults of all ages at my home studio in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood. I also teach group classes and individual lessons at The Front Porch music school.

When I’m not playing or teaching, I enjoy listening to music, cooking and baking, listening to baseball on the radio, and getting outside with my husband and our border collie, Lola.

Playing a duet with Lola!