After graduating from the Royal College of Music, Ann Bryant undertook a post-graduate diploma in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, pursuing her interest in the integrated arts. Since then she has taught music at primary level for a number of years, specialising in Foundation level and Key Stage 1 for the last fifteen years, and teaching in France for part of this time. Throughout this period Ann has taught piano both here, in England, and in France.
During this period she began her writing career, which has now developed into two distinct professional areas. She started out writing for various schools radio programmes, writing music for a children’s television series, as well as writing musicals, articles, songs, and classroom music resources. At the same time she began to write children’s novels.
Currently Ann is still involved in both professional fields, but she now spends a proportion of her time giving workshops to generalist teachers who feel insecure about teaching music. Her book Teaching Key Stage 1 Music won the 2002 Music Industries Association Best New Product award and since then she has published Teaching Foundation Music and Teaching Key Stage 2 Music. In addition to these classroom-based resources Ann is also the author of the successful piano tutor Keyclub and Introducing Classical Music Through Stories, which combine her love of music and words.
“Ann Bryant has an amazing ability to work with a high level of energy together with a perfect sense of calm”.
(Parent of a pupil after watching Ann teach music to a reception and year one class.)