Anna Portrait

Anna Cooper is a Specialist Teacher Dyslexia Assessor and music specialist based in London. She has a background in music performance, obtaining her undergraduate degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with saxophone as her principal study.

Upon graduation, Anna became increasingly involved in music education and held woodwind teaching posts at St Aloysius College, Islington, Kew Young Musicians and Davies Laing and Dick Independent College, Westminster. During this time, working as a peripatetic instrumental teacher, she first started teaching neurodiverse individuals.

Anna’s own experience as a dyslexic musician helped her to develop creative and multisensory teaching methods to enhance her students’ learning.

Anna trained at the British Dyslexia Association and later, at the University of Birmingham, where she specialised in teaching dyslexic learners in Higher Education. She went on to qualify as a Specialist Teacher Assessor and subsequently became an Associated Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and Member of the Dyslexia Guild. At present, Anna assesses individuals who are 16 years and over, including adults.

In addition to her assessment practice, Anna provides learning and study skills support to musicians in music conservatoires. She has worked at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she offered individual and group tutorials to students and delivered staff training sessions. Currently, Anna is a study skills tutor for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she offers both academic and practical music strategies to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.