Anne could also have had a career and been a teacher in music, if she had been able to invest the time.
Multi-Talented in the Arts
Although most of Anne’s professional work and teaching were in the visual arts and theater, she had skills in other arts domains. She took ballet as a youth. Her interest in spectator sports was based on an appreciation of the body control, grace, and agility of athletes.
Anne could also have had a career and been a teacher in music, if she had been able to invest the time. She took piano and organ in her preparatory years, but had to give up any aspirations of becoming a keyboard professional due to her somewhat small hands whose dexterity declined with the onset of contractures in her fingers.
Around the time we met, Anne had purchased an older full upright piano with the intent of resuming playing the piano, but her physical limitations prevented her from pursuing the piano. The piano sits in our garage in Sedona.
Anne had a rich and marvelous singing voice, the sort that would turn heads in a church service. Dave’s mother Louise was a good singer, and not one to dispense compliments lightly, and I recall on several occasions Louise marveling at the richness of Anne’s voice.
Anne sang in the choir of St. John Vianney Catholic in Sedona from 2014 to 2016. She enjoyed herself and made several friends. She voluntarily sang for extra Easter services at a seasonal and iconic church in Sedona, the Church of the Red Rocks.