About Anne FitzJames
Anne grew up in Kansas and then ventured to the University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a BA. After graduation, Anne was a flight attendant for Pan American Airways, worked for a stock broker, married and moved to Arkansas where she taught English and Spanish at the middle and high school levels.
Anne moved to Denver and worked part-time at a hospital until 1988 when she began teaching piano in her home. She has studied with Artur Stoyanov (Moscow Conservatory), Grace Christus (Julliard and Manhattan School of Music), Rich Italians (Eastman). For the next 25 years, Anne taught piano to students of all ages. She also worked as an accompanist at Holy Ghost Church in downtown Denver for six years. For the past 4 years, Anne has played once a month with a flutist at 10 assisted-living centers in the Denver metro area. She has also played with a trio for more than 12 years.
Anne believes her students must completely understand the fundamentals of music and play slow ly and accurately. She will assign pieces that are not too difficult (very important) and find pieces suited to a student's special interests. Most importantly, Anne hopes to instill a love of music with each of her students.