Anne Shaffer is excited to have the opportunity to introduce others to the violin. Anne first began playing the violin at the age of 6. She spent the next 12 years studying both classical violin and fiddle/bluegrass music; exploring various methods of study and instruction, including traditional learning techniques and Suzuki. Once she married and moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, Anne began teaching violin at Lynchburg Music Center. She taught violin lessons, music theory and was the Assistant Director of Education from 2005 until 2010. Anne left the music center to concentrate on her family, but has continued teaching private violin lessons in her own studio. Anne is absolutely thrilled to be bringing her love of the violin to ESA and to share her passion with a new batch of interested students. When not playing the violin (and not at or dreaming of being at Disney World), Anne cherishes time spent with her husband, her 3 beautiful children, her fluffy Samoyed, the quietest parrot on earth, and, sometimes, the family hamster.