Hey! I’m Anna, and I play the piano.
When I was too young to know better, I begged Mom to let me take lessons from my sweet aunt who lived right across the street from us.
I was convinced it would be perfect.
And it was. At least I thought so.
Since then, I’ve had the crazy privilege of learning from Lancaster’s best. Whether it was private lessons, summer programs, group instruction, you name it. If piano or violin was involved, chances were high that I’d be showing up.
In 2009 I launched my career as a music teacher. And while I care about helping a student discover how to read music, how to play chords, and how to sound amazing, I’m not stopping here.
Instead, I’m cutting past traditional knowledge and breaking the code on what it takes to actually sound great. Like, really great.
Stuff that I wish the experts would have told me when I was still in school.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my short sprint in education, it’s this: how great a student is has little to do with social status or talent.
It has everything to do with…..well, that’s what I’m talking about here.
Off to the races!
P.S. One more thing. I suppose it’s only fair you know. If you’re looking for someone to simply come alongside and cheer you on, repeating how wonderful you are, you’re likely at the wrong place.
While I believe positive praise is extremely important, I’m choosing the role of both cheerleader and coach. As your cheerleader, I’ll be quick to congratulate you on a job well done. However, as your coach, I’ll be the first one to point out weaknesses and let you in on ways you can improve.
Education & Degree
2012: I completed a Bachelor’s degree in music from Thomas Edison State University.
2017: I earned my Master’s of Education from Post University.
I launched my music teaching career in 2009 while still in high-school.
Since then, I’ve instructed hundreds of students in both violin and piano.
In 2015, I spent one year teaching college level music to students in Asia.
I’ve taught classroom music to elementary students.
I’ve performed with local orchestras.
Oh, and in my free time, I serve as content creator for VIP Puppies and Lenga.
I’m a wife to my best friend, Scott Lengacher, and I’m a mama to a darling little girl.
How we started
Today I’m a Lengacher, but it wasn’t always this way.
When I was practically still a baby (okay, not quite.), I started offering music lessons to several of my cousins. I lived on a farm and taught from the family living room with lots of household buzz in the background.
Overtime, the studio (aka country studio) grew and I transitioned to my parent’s basement. Here, I had my own little space to teach nearly a hundred students every single week.
Fast forward to 2017. I married my best friend and moved to the city. Anna King became Anna Lengacher, and I started a second studio in Lancaster city (aka city studio).
As this second studio started gaining traction, we decided a re-brand was in order. So I chopped my last name short and viola. Meet Lenga Studio!
I enjoy offering private lessons in both piano and violin to students ranging anywhere from first grade straight through to adults.
As part of my curriculum, I offer foundations in music theory, technique, sight-reading and classic music repertoire.
With piano students, I begin the majority of my students in Faber method books before branching into classical repertoire including selections from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Favorite songs ranging from Hymns to Pop and Praise & Worship can also be incorporated.
Violin students are taken through Suzuki method books supplemented with scales and additional repertoire.