Anne Kramer was born and raised in the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton area of northeastern Pennsylvania. Anne first began formal music instruction with piano lessons at the age of six. She continued learning about music through her school band and chorus programs as well as church programs. In fourth grade, Anne began playing the clarinet and continued developing her instrumental skills on alto saxophone and trumpet throughout her middle and high school careers.

 

    Teaching experiences began early for Anne as well with "Sunday School" teaching in her local church. Leadership roles in her high school band and chorus helped develop Anne's teaching abilities as well. These broad teaching and performance experiences eventually led Anne to choosing a career in music education.

 

    Ms. Kramer obtained an undergraduate degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Music Education with a concentration in piano and clarinet. While in college, she performed with the West Chester University Marching Band, Symphonic Band and Concert Bands. Leadership positions in some of these groups helped Anne develop even further and fostered her interest in marching band. Anne has ten years of personal marching experience, has assisted with band show writing, and has taught on staff with the Upper Darby High School and Perry Hall High School Marching Bands. Currently, Anne is a member of the Bay Winds Community Band Concert Band in the trumpet section and assistant conductor for the group. She also performs with the West Laurel Rag Tag Band, the For Hymn Singers, and is a guest musician with various local groups in the Ocean City, Maryland area where she most often fills in on clarinet or trumpet. 

 

   In addition to instrumental groups, Anne Kramer has performed with several college level vocal groups, including touring with the West Chester University Concert Choir to the American Southwest. Although performing is always very enjoyable, Ms. Kramer has always felt drawn to teaching and sharing her music making with students. Anne also completed a Master's in Music Technology at Valley Forge Christian College to further her skills and help meet her students' needs in the 21st century. She looks forward to the challenges that each new year brings and helping her students develop to their maximum potential.



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"Education in music is the most sovereign, because more than anything else, rhythm and harmony find their way to the inmost soul and take strongest hold upon it, bringing with them and imparting grace, if one is rightly trained."
~ Plato