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Anna Radspinner

Anna Radspinner

Creating a Play-Along Video

Clinic Synopsis:

Are you looking to find new ways to engage your young string students? How about creating a fun play-a-long! Perhaps you have seen some play-a-long videos and wondered how to make them. Now is your chance to learn! Join the creator of the Ghostbusters and Monster Mash play-a-longs and discover how to design your very own videos.

Anna Radspinner - Biographical Information

Anna Radspinner is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Wilkes University. She has been a music educator for 19 years with teaching experiences ranging from Kindergarten through12th grade in the choral/classroom and in string education. Her areas of study include African-American music in which she has lead a gospel choir at her home church, Vocal Jazz, the Orff-Schulwerk Approach and string pedagogy, where she arranges music and incorporates what is"relevant" into her style of teaching.

Mrs. Radspinner has been a presenter at the Pennsylvania Music Educator Association State Conference and at the National Conference for the American String Teacher Association. She has also been a guest conductor and clinician for several festivals and in-services sessions inPennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. Mrs. Radspinner was the Beginning Strings panelist for the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music String Teacher Town Hall 2020 session whose focus was on string teaching during the pandemic. Her intermediate school chamber orchestra has been selected to perform for the Pennsylvania Music EducatorAssociation State Conference three times in the past 5 years. Mrs. Radspinner has received the Pennsylvania Music Educator Association Citation of Excellence in Teaching Award, the Pennsylvania Delaware String Teacher Association 2018 String Teacher of the Year Award and most recently was named the Pennsylvania State University Music Educator’s Alumni of theYear for 2019.

Outside of the school day, Mrs. Radspinner performs in the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and maintains a private violin and viola studio. She is also deeply committed to serving her community through school service projects. Currently, she is teaching strings in the Williamsport Area School District at the Andrew G. Curtin Intermediate School. She resides in the city of Williamsport with her husband, Matthew, also a string teacher in the district and their 3 daughters, Megan, Elizabeth (Libby) and Nina.