Teaching Philosophy: The process of learning music has the potential to help unlock the wellsprings of our individual creative powers and emotional depths. For me, being a teaching artist is about helping each of my students pursue that potential for themselves. Beginning with solid pianistic technique allows students to strengthen their mind-body connection and empowers their innate music-making spirit.
Greatest Musical Influences: My teacher Laura Kargul, Maria João Pires, Schubert, Chopin, Bach, Arvo Pärt, Kaija Saariaho, Sibylle Baier, Vashti Bunyan, Joan Baez, Björk, Kate Bush, Keith Jarrett, Brad Meldau
When I’m not making music I’m: Reading, knitting, writing, spending time by the ocean
Current Music Projects: Completing my degree in performance at the University of Southern Maine, various and sundry recitals and performances
Favorite place in Maine: Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area; Deer Isle; Wolfe’s Neck State Park
To learn more about me: https://annahg2911.wixsite.com/annahgauthier
Annah Isobel Gauthier is a classical pianist residing in Portland, ME. She fell in love with the piano at age five, and has pursued it ever since. While acquiring her undergraduate degree in performance at the University of Southern Maine, under the tutelage of Dr. Laura Kargul, Annah has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships, recognizing her skills in piano performance and academia. She has appeared in chamber performances as well as solo recitals, and has won awards in several music competitions, including the Anne Gannett Scholarship Competition, the Lucia A. Wright Piano Competition, and the Judith Elser Concerto Competition. A passionate advocate for arts education, she has been teaching lessons privately for several years.