Flute Instruction and Performance
Francesca Anderson holds BA and MA degrees in music performance from San Jose State University. Ms. Anderson has been an active performer and teacher in the Bay Area since 1984. She has performed with many Bay Area groups including the Monterey County Symphony, Monterey Bay Symphony, Opera San Jose, Santa Cruz Symphony, Paul Masson Summer Music Series, American Music Theater, and the Hidden Valley Opera in Carmel. Ms. Anderson has also appeared as soloist with the Ohlone Symphony and the South Bay Youth Orchestra. In addition to symphonic work, she has also performed many solo and chamber music concerts throughout the Bay Area. From 1994 to 1999 Ms. Anderson served on the staff at West Valley College in Saratoga as Director of Flute Choirs for the South Bay Youth Orchestra. From 2004 to 2005 she developed a program designed to teach music to very young children using song flutes and recorders. The program was a success at Almaden Preparatory School in San Jose where she taught Kindergarten through fourth grade classes. Ms. Anderson moved her family to El Dorado Hills in 2005 where she maintains an active private teaching studio at home and at Tim's Music store in Sacramento. Ms. Anderson also does freelance performing with artists such as renowned Folsom guitarist Daniel Roest and The Camellia City Flute Choir. She recently helped form The Sacramento Flute Club and currently serves as their Vice President. Ms. Anderson has been a performing member of The Folsom Symphony since 2009, where she meet harpist Jacqueline Venter. Together they formed Duo Detendre and have performed for many events throughout the Sacramento region.