Project Description

Ahlers Violin Studio

A resident of Tauranga, Anneli Ahlers has been teaching and performing the violin in different countries since 1978.

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Anneli played the violin in youth orchestras and chamber groups in South Africa since the age of eight and traveled internationally as member of various orchestras. In 1976 Anneli attended chamber music master classes with Isaac Stern in Israel and played under the baton of Claudio Abaddo as member in the International Youth Orchestra in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1978.

Anneli started teaching the violin, using the Suzuki method, in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978 and in 1985, while she was studying Chinese in Taiwan, she taught the violin privately and at the Taipei American School.

Anneli played professionally in the PACOFS Orchestra, as well as the Consortium Musicum Chamber Orchestra in Bloemfontein, South Africa from 1979 to 1992.

Since immigrating to New Zealand in 2003, she assisted her father, Enkie Ahlers, in his Violin Studio in Tauranga.

Anneli now teaches full-time in her private Violin Studio in Tauranga. She continues to use the Suzuki Method of teaching the violin and augment the Suzuki violin repertoire with supplementary materials from other traditions.

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