Anna E. Kravis (Anna Epstein-Kravis) studied classical piano from the age of 8 with renown pianist and teacher, Blanche Schwartz. At 16 she began folk banjo lessons with Happy Traum. As a teenager, Anna performed songs at folk music gatherings, festivals, and was heard on WQXR radio’s Woody’s Children. As a teen, she began teaching 5 string banjo, with Anna’s high school teachers among her first students. Love of theater and cabaret brought Anna to NYC, where she performed in nightclubs, and acted in off-Broadway theater productions. While living in Manhattan she taught banjo at the New School for Social Research and the 92nd Street Y, studied voice and acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
Anna joined later with friend, Janice Buckner, to form the musical duo Sweet Rose Revue. They toured internationally, offering thousands of concerts, and released a critically acclaimed album of original songs, which has been re-released in 2014 with additional new songs. These days, the duo is frequently joined by Anna’s husband, Miles Kravis, as guest artist. Miles adds vocals, guitars, mandolin and sitar.
Anna loves performing for children and family audiences throughout the Northeast. Her favorite performance venues are children’s museums, libraries, parks, performing arts centers, early childhood centers, schools, and festivals. She offers early childhood teacher training music workshops for educational organizations, such as NAEYC.
In addtional to a busy concert career, Anna loves teaching piano for students of all ages at Frank and Camilles School of Music, in Melville, NY. Her students range in age from 3 to 86. For more about Anna’s pianos lessons visit www.AnnaEKravisPianoTeacher.com
- Brooklyn Children’s Museum
- Museum of Natural History
- Whitney Museum
- Roslyn Fine Arts Museum
- Hudson River Museum
- Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner
- Concerts in the Virgin Island and Bermuda
- Schools, Libraries and Children’s Performance Centers throughout the USA
- Concert tours in Scotland, including the Edinburgh Fringe Fesitval.
- WNBC and WQXR Radio
- Scottish National Television
- Sing Me a Story Show, Cablevision