Anna Katibah's love of music began early. As a young child, some of her favorite toys were her guitar and autoharp. She began taking piano lessons at age six and found an immediate passion for the instrument.
In elementary school she began playing flute both at school and through private lessons. While attending Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, CA, Anna had the opportunity to participate in both band and jazz band under the instruction of Bob Athayde.
Anna Katibah continued in both band and jazz band under the instruction of Harvey Benstein at Campolindo High School in Moraga, CA, where she also had the opportunity to participate in orchestra and the pit orchestra for several of the school's musical productions.
Anna traveled to Russia with the Campolindo High School band in 2007 to participate in an international music festival. Anna attended Cazadero Music Camp, Pacific Music Camp, and Northern California Flute Camp for many summers throughout her elementary, middle, and high school years, Anna also attended Bob Athayde's Summer Jazz Workshops for many years as both a student and a mentor.
She is currently a flute performance major with an emphasis in music education at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, CA, where she studies flute with Michelle Caimotto. Anna has privately studied flute with Laura Marks, Kathy Meyer, and Patrice Hambelton.
Anna currently teaches after-school band at Mission San Jose Elementary School in Fremont, CA through the Fremont Education Foundation. After receiving her Bachelor's degree from CSUEB, Anna plans to pursue her teaching credential so that she can teach instrumental music full time in the public schools.