Woodwind & Brass

Learn about our Woodwind & Brass instructors below.

You can register for lessons here.

Jessica Benevento

Lessons Offered: Flute

Ann Richards







Ann Richards is a freelance artist who plays flutes (including piccolo, alto, bass, Native
American), recorders, and whistles. She was the 2nd Flute/Assistant Principal Flute in the
Nashville Symphony Orchestra from 1977-2017 and contributed flute solos on two of the
symphony’s Grammy-winning CDs. She has recorded with many well-name artists, performed/presented at National Flute Association conventions, written articles for Flute Talk, and loves playing and organizing chamber music.

Ann received music degrees from San Jose State U. and Northwestern U., and also studied
privately in Europe two years. Her teachers include Walfrid Kujala of the Chicago Symphony and Peter Lloyd of the London Symphony Orchestra, and master class participation with international soloists James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Andras Adorjan. She and her NSO bassist husband Glen Wanner have co-authored two popular bicycle guide books Bicycling Middle Tennessee and Bicycling the Natchez Trace.

Lessons Offered: Flute