Anna Hillburg Trumpet & Songwriting Faculty

Anna Hillburg is an accomplished trumpet player, singer, songwriter, and music lover living in San Francisco, CA. She has spent the last decade in the Bay Area working as a live performer, recording session musician, and private teacher. With a dynamic repertoire that ranges from classical works to original indie pop creations, she has toured throughout the U.S., and recently in Europe in a variety of popular local bands and as a solo artist.


Anna is a 1999 graduate of the highly selective Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she studied under Latin Grammy winner Bobby Rodriguez and won the Lew and Edie Wasserman Award as the school’s top instrumentalist. She received her classical training at the University of California-Berkeley, where she was first chair trumpet in the University Symphony and a featured soloist with the University Choir.


After graduating from Cal in 2005, Anna launched her professional career as an entertainer, recording artist, and songwriter. She combined all of these talents in 2013 with the release of Anna Hillburg, an album of original songs for which she did the vocals and played a number of instruments including piano, drums, bass, guitar, and harp.


Anna enjoys sharing her love of music and songwriting with her students, with the goal of mentoring a new wave of talented and inspired artists. She believes that the trumpet is the coolest instrument there is, and wants to help you to become your coolest self.