Athan has taught piano and keyboard for almost 15 years. She teaches children and adults and has been a resident peripatetic teacher at Highlands School for the last two years.She writes short pieces for her students which are proving very popular. The mother of a current pupil describes her lessons as the highlight of her child's week! Two of Anna's students have also won composition prizes.
Athen graduated from Goldsmiths with a BMus in 2008, specialising in composition and popular music, and went on to obtain a CTABRSM.She enjoys a wide variety of music, and has performed with a range of acts (including Sleepy People, the band that gave birth to Ultrasound). At present she is in the early stages of a new project.
Athen also likes to strum a guitar badly and squeak down a clarinet – not at the same time. She occasionally terrifies the neighbours attempting to sing.