Anna Orias

Executive  Director and founder of Musically Minded Academy
General and Classical Piano Instructor

IMG_0089Anna has an extensive background working as a teacher and an entrepreneur in the arts since 1989. She is the founder and director of Musically Minded Academy.

She also founded and directed two other local non-profit arts’ organizations, “Funk Works Urban and Ethnic Dance Studio”, with live musicians accompanying each ethnic dance class, and “East Bay Presents”, a non-profit organization that presented concerts in intimate sized spaces in the East Bay.

She helped run a multi-million dollar book of business in a Health Plan Marketing department of one of the largest health organizations in California.
She has a graduate level study of psychology and childhood neurology. She also has certificates in holistic and physical health including performance-enhancement methodologies.

Her 25+ years as an arts administrator has always emphasized building community through a wide variety of performance events.

Degree:  Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz

Certificate:  Certified Walden Level One Teacher (The Walden School.)

Professional Affiliations:  Member of  Music Teachers’ Association of California, and  Music Teacher’s National Association.

Personal Interests:  Reading, film, video production, graphic art, music recording, community work, and quality family time.

Anna’s students performing Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

Anna performing piano duets with her student Ruby

Anna’s student Charlotte performs a variety of pieces

Student Lizzie and teacher Anna perform a Mozart Four-Hands Piano Sonata