Anne Goedtke

Cello and Guitar Instructor

Anne began studying cello at age 7 and took lessons from Faith Farr in St. Paul, local legend Sharon Rodgers and Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota. Growing up she won positions in the MN Middle Level Honors Orchestra three years and MN All-State Orchestra for three years. At age 16 she auditioned and was accepted into the Mankato Symphony. She attended college at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for Music Therapy learning how to use music and the power of music in therapeutics to help improve the quality of life for all individuals, particularly those in hospice and kids with special needs. In college Anne perfected the guitar, using it in her therapeutic work.

While in college she served as principal cellist for the UofM symphony orchestra. Post college she has worked as a music therapist using cello and guitar in the Twin Cities metro area hospitals. In 2016 Anne won the MN State Fair Talent Show grand prize on the Grandstand playing “Julio” on her cello. She is excited to return to the Mankato area and join our staff at the Mankato School of Music using her love of music in an educational setting passing on the gift of music to the next generation. When not teaching, performing or jamming Anne has toured with Christian bands, writes her own guitar music and is in the process of recording her work.