My name is Anna Yarbrough, and I'm a full-time musician/songwriter based in New York City. My speciality is creating and tracking piano/keys parts. More than anything, I love collaborating with other creatives - and I'd love to help you on your project!

Choosing the right person for your project is paramount. If you want someone who will treat your project as their own, let's work together! I'm passionate about adding value and building relationships with the people I work with. If you're taking the step to invest in your music, take it with someone who is both committed to quality AND genuinely cares about bringing your work to life. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than seeing your work transform into what you have envisioned.

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree (hons) from Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), and certifications from ABRSM (the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music; London), Berklee College of Music (Boston) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriter’s Association International). I am also affiliated with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) and Taxi Music Independent A&R company, working as an independent songwriter. I enjoy writing Americana, Singer-Songwriter and Alternative Pop music, and I love writing for TV/Film.

I create and track piano/keys music in a huge range of styles - both classical and contemporary piano. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your next project, please feel free to reach out and we can talk about specifics. I also offer MIDI editing and scoring services.

I look forward to working with you!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Gear highlights

  • Mac
  • Logic Pro X
  • YAMAHA Stage Piano
  • Audio-Technica AT2035 Condenser Microphone
  • Whitney Upright Piano
  • Kontakt 5
  • Various AU Instrument Plugins

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Fast turnaround (2-4 business days), two free revisions included. Expedited service (same day turnaround) available for a small additional fee - contact for more details.

Reviews of Anna Yarbrough

  • Listing_thumb_img_2768about 23 hours agoby Verified Review

    Anna has become a regular collaborator these last few months and her work is always brilliant. You can give her creative freedom and she will not disappoint.

  • Default-avatar5 days agoby Verified Review

    Amazingly talented musician! She was patient and also really professional. Although I requested for some revisions to the soundtrack, she was open to the changes and delivered it within the day! The end-product was brilliant. I would definitely work with her for future projects.

  • Listing_thumb_img_27686 days agoby Verified Review

    You can give Anna the creative freedom and get top notch results.Great communication and a great talent.

  • Listing_thumb_img_001311 days agoby Verified Review

    Girl with Passion, who can adapt individually to each song!

    Fast contact, special detail matching and PROFESSIONAL WORK!

    I really recommend this cool girl to any co-operation.

    Regards!
    A.

  • Listing_thumb_low-louis-47225 days agoby Verified Review

    Absolutely amazing. A+ player and professional. Highly recommend. She left me a ton of comments - was always there with a quick response.

  • Listing_thumb_img_276828 days agoby Verified Review

    Always a pleasure bringing Anna in on a project, and she always delivers top quality work. She is the pianist you are looking for.

  • Default-avatar28 days agoby Verified Review

    Soulful player!!

  • Listing_thumb_cb_cover_photoabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    It was amazing working with Anna. She is fast to respond and wonderful to work with. Once I gave her the rough tracks and explained what I was looking for, she nailed down a great keyboard sound and track. For me, her work made that part in the song more prominent than I had originally envisioned. I look forward to working with Anna again very

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Anna was such a pleasure to work with and she was extremely professional and I highly recommend working with her. ;)

  • Listing_thumb_lola_rhodes_2017-3413about 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Anna is a dream come true. Fast, efficient, great initiative and was super helpful taking my considerations and ideas and making them a reality. I will be working with her again very soon and I highly, highly recommend!

  • Listing_thumb_cryptyclogoabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Anna was easy to work with, timely, and talented. She added an element that was missing from the track. I feel it took the song to the next level! Will definitely work with again

  • Listing_thumb_don_marcus3 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna's love and knowledge of music is equaled by her enthusiasm, skill and ability. I sent her a piano track I had played with very few specific details. She figured it out, revamped it, working with me to get it how I wanted, adding dimensions that took the music to a new level. Very professional and friendly. I am very glad I worked with Anna!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Five x five stars! Such a quick turnaround, easy to work with, excellent.

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-05-04_at_3.10.19_pm3 months agoby Verified Review

    Very talented musician, I received exactly what I was expecting and I am very happy with the final result.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    my song needed sythn/pads/strings. she delivered nicely. great to work with and great vision. looking forward to next project.

  • Listing_thumb_img_08093 months agoby Verified Review

    It's a pleasure to work with her. Very organized, fast and patient. She exactly knows what your song needs.
    For sure I will work with Anna in the future.
    Highly recommended¡¡

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    great communication and open-minded. great sense of melody and insightful. joy to work with.

  • Listing_thumb_img_27684 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Anna on this project has been very easy, great communication and even better work. Look forward to future collabs.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna is awesome! She took an idea and made it into a beautiful track! Anna was lovely, professional and so accommodating in regards to my deadline. I will definitely work with her again and you should to! :)

  • Listing_thumb_img_27684 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna can get a feel for a track and really add to it, professionally and quickly. Can't rate her highly enough.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Great musician, I am glad to meet Anna

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Very quick and easy to work with! The piano piece she sent was top notch.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    very good work and not too expensive; i would definitely use her for keyboard trax in future

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna did an outstanding job of capturing the aesthetic of the track I needed assistance. She is very, very talented and she is especially friendly! I felt like I truly made a friend in this process, and I can't wait to work with her again on the next track!

  • Listing_thumb_img_27685 months agoby Verified Review

    Another track worked on by Anna, and she captured the essence of the track perfectly. Give her creative freedom and she can deliver results.

  • Listing_thumb_55 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna is great! She's super accommodating and was able to deliver exactly what I was looking for. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

  • Listing_thumb_img_27685 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna was able to deliver all requirements quickly, with good communication and with the talent to bring her own creativity to the project. Will definitely collaborate with her again.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna provided me with a wonderful track for "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles for an upcoming talent showcase. I can't wait to use the track for the performance, and I'm excited that it has a very professional quality.

    Anna was very responsive and had a quick turnaround time for the track and any revisions, and I would love to work with her again :)

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Second time working with Anna. Fantastic experience. Quick responses. Beautiful playing. Was able to adapt the music to my needs.

  • Listing_thumb_20170329_0535405 months agoby Verified Review

    Such a Wonderful! Expierence working with Anna, she's very professional and very clear. this means a lot coming from me because I hate working over the internet. She went above and behind to make sure everything is just how I wanted, she replied to my messages in a reasonable time frame. Honestly she's the beginng of a great new chapter inmycareer

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna was a pleasure to work with. She created a wonderful instrumental for me and delivered the finished product to me quickly.

  • Listing_thumb_img_02746 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure to work Anna. She redid the piano piece to my instrumental track and now the sound is much more in tune with my lyrics. Cheers.

  • Listing_thumb_img_30786 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna was an available, competent and communicative professionist, it was a pleasure to work with her

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Anna is very friendly with high quality work, I love her tracks~ Definitely worth recommending!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    Delivered the track as asked, friendly and finished the track quickly. Highly recommended.

  • Listing_thumb_me-2013-3about 1 month agoby

    Met Anna through a common A&R company and have really enjoyed her music and work ethic. She is one classy keyboardist. Highly recommend her!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Anna is outstanding, great communication and very talented piano player!!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Loved her chords

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby

    Anna helped to give my songs new life. She brought a ton of creativity to the project, and I'd be honored to work with her again. I'd definitely recommend working with her.

  • Listing_thumb_img_16784 months agoby

    Loved working with Anna!! Great communication AND hugely Talented!!! Delivered exactly what she promised on time and I couldn't be happier. You can't go wrong when you work with such an amazing pro like Anna!! I've been searching for a pianist to create a track the way I described and finally my search is over!! Thank you again Soundbetter and thank you Anna 😃

  • Listing_thumb_img_07204 months agoby

    To put it simply, Anna is outstanding. She was efficient, creative, and professional in every interaction. She made the last project I worked on come to life. Looking forward to working with her more in the future!

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    She was quick to respond and produced amazing quality work. She is great at writing parts and great at playing them. Would definitely work with her again!

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Interview with Anna Yarbrough

Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Yes! If you need guitar/mixing work, hit up Rowan Garmon. He's the best.
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen to what your song has too much of, rather than not enough of - it's easy to overload your mix by constantly pushing everything up, when often there's just something too prominent in the first place.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Quality!
What's your strongest skill?
Technique. I have worked hard to really refine the technical aspects of my playing in a large number of styles. It lends a real advantage to this line of work, where quality is so important and everything is time-quantized - it's essential to authentic-sounding tracks that flow.
What type of music do you usually work on?
When it comes to playing piano/tracking keys, I work all over the board - there is usually a lot of variety in what I do! My main areas of expertise include classical and contemporary piano, pop, and singer-songwriter. When it comes to songwriting (especially for myself!), I'm most often working in the Americana/singer-songwriter and electro/alt-pop genres.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Paul Simon, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, Jason Isbell, Banks, Joy Williams, The Allman Brothers Band
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Ryan Tedder, frontman of One Republic. I love his versatility, and greatly admire his ability to deliver a strong story so succinctly. He has a gift for honing a song to its greatest potential.