Anna McCoy, Teacher - Cello
Performing cellist and teacher, Anna McCoy, seeks to impart the gift of music with excellence and conviction.  Passionate about using performing arts education as a medium to touch the hearts and lives of youths, she instructs nearly one hundred students in performing arts every year through private lessons and group classes.
Anna performs frequently both as a soloist and as an ensemble collaborator in recitals.  She is a member of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and plays with the Calvary Bible Church Orchestra.  She has been a soloist with the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as a featured soloist on Kern Valley Public Radio's Young Artist Spotlight.
Anna studied privately under Joseph Mendoes for four years at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.  In 2014, Anna was selected to perform in a master class for Carter Brey, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic.  Anna received her early training from Bakersfield's finest cello instructors, Karen Blockley and Norma Sexton.  She is honored to carry their legacy to a new generation here in Bakersfield.