Anita Fobes


Anita Fobes is an instructor of piano at the Michigan State University Community Music School. 

Music is a very important part of Ms. Fobes’ life. Her performing career began at a young age, in Sarasota, FL. Anita performed many solo recitals and participated in State and Regional competitions. At age 17, she received a full scholarship to The Juilliard School, and studied with the legendary teacher, Madame Rosina Lhevinne. Anita also studied cello and chamber music with Claus Adam, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. Anita continued studying piano with Mme. Lhevinne at the Aspen Music Festival and served as her personal and teaching assistant.

Ms. Fobes was a founding faculty member of the MSU Community Music School, in 1993. In 1994, she performed at The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., for the National Festival of the Arts. Her students have been successful in many areas of performance and academics. They’ve received scholarships to Interlochen, The Juilliard School, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Anita believes that the skills of defining goals, creating a plan to achieve goals, and working with persistence gives individuals a model of success in any life endeavor. 

In addition to teaching piano, cello, and chamber music, Anita is a Certified Montessori teacher. She values a cooperative relationship between student, teacher, and families. Anita welcomes students of all ages and levels of playing. She acknowledges and appreciates that individuals have unique reasons to enrich their lives with music.

Anita especially enjoys spending time with her three children and being outdoors. Her hobbies include reading, taking care of the menagerie of animals on her small farm, organic gardening, biking, traveling, and growing orchids.

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