Anna Yarbrough

Session Piano/Keys

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146 Reviews (130 Verified)
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I'm a full-time musician, composer, and songwriter based in New York City. My specialty is creating and tracking piano/keys parts. More than anything, I love collaborating with other creatives—and I'd love to help you with 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. I'm committed to quality, have never missed a deadline, and I genuinely care 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 signed with various publishers, actively working as an independent songwriter and composer 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 work Monday through Friday and am available by email between 10am and 6pm EST. Please contact me directly for in-person rates.

I look forward to working with you!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

146 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Patrick U.
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    I gave Anne complete freedom over restructuring a length piano piece of mine (six minutes) and she did a very thoughtful and beautiful job of creating a version that took the piece to a whole new level of depth. I am very grateful - stunning work.

  2. Review by Bav
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    Always a pleasure to work with Anna, you can give her a track structure plan to work with and she will get it spot on every time. Highly recommended.

  3. Review by Jim J.
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    Anna is beautiful player...but far more important is her sensitivity to the project, and what you're hoping to achieve. I've worked with many great players, but too frequently they play the notes on the page...forgetting those notes represent someone's story. The notes are on the page, but the story is in the heart. Anna plays from the heart.
    Thanks.

  4. Review by Ken C.
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    Anna is an exquisitely skilled player. But way beyond that, she's a true artist with fantastically rare instincts. When hiring someone from afar you have to have trust. Oh yeah, you can trust in Anna! She won't just play your piece one way, through a cookie-cutter approach. She'll thoughtfully listen to you, to your song and vision, and play a track that's personal—tailor made and most definitely beautiful! Highly recommend!

  5. Review by Lonna Marie
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    I just can't..... Anna is AMAZING. She recorded a simple piano song for me and it's just stunning. She's so incredibly talented and you'd be an idiot not to hire her for your project. I will obviously be back for more.

  6. Review by Eric B.
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    Peter Goodrich said " Never say too much, but say enough to give the artist confidence, and then let his or her work speak for itself." PIANO by James Barron - The making of a Steinway Concert Grand. Anna's work once again speak's for itself. This one is a true Masterpiece.

  7. Review by Patrick U.
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    Another beautiful job by Anna which included some stylistic changes in the playing of the music that were beautiful and not something I could ever have done myself. Anna has a gift for taking music up a notch.

  8. Review by Martin J.
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    Chère Mme Yarbrough.
    Avec plaisir, j'ai écouté votre montage de ma dernière chanson. Comme toujours, j'en suis satisfait au plus haut point. Je vous souhaite le meilleur pour votre futur artistique et sincèrement votre Martin Jourdan :-)

  9. Review by Patrick U.
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    Another excellent job by Anna.

  10. Review by Seamus S.
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    Anna turned around a lovely intro passage for me in literally no time...what's more she's really friendly and easy to work with. Will be reaching out to her again!

  11. Review by Neil
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    Extremely satisfied. Great communicator and fabulous musical talent.

  12. Review by Patrick U.
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    Anna did a fantastic job of playing a piano melody of mine. I gave her full creative license and she made some really beautiful changes and additions - subtle, but enough to make the piece go up to a whole new level. Thoroughly recommended.

  13. Review by HOLM
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    Always a pleasure to work with Anna. She delivers exactly what I need everytime. Will be working with her again.

  14. Review by Patrick U.
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    Anna did a beautiful and thoughtful recording of one of my compositions. I am really delighted with the final result, especially including the appropriately judged changes she made. Thank you. Will be working with Anna again.

  15. Review by Giacomo M.
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    It's been a pleasure to work with Anna. Very professional and with a lot of patience :). Very high quality recording and fast delivery!

  16. Review by Martin J.
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    As hard as I tried, and I tried a lot, to get Anna to the point to say: " Sorry, no I can't do that" I failed until now. I think I can't do it at that point because our three projects where Anna have played almost 80 Percent of all titles, are coming to the end. But I am working on the next project about "modern music". Let's see. Maybe she must give up than. ( But I don't really believe, cause Anna never gives up) :-)

  17. Review by Travis W.
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    Absolute honor to work with Anna on this. Really enjoyed the process and had zero changes upon completion. Great communication along the way and a great finished product. Another excellent Soundbetter experience helping to contribute to my album "voices". Looking forward to letting her hear the final mix!

  18. Review by Eric B.
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    “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein.
    I think of Anna when I remember this quote. She is pure genius walking among us and one of the greatest human beings I have had the pleasure of working with.

  19. Review by Martin J.
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    This time Anna did some take up some ideas of mine with a blues feeling. She had do do a lot of her brainpower into it, as I think, to bring my ideas into a good form.
    I want to mention, that sometimes, when I heard what Anna makes of my ideas, I feel like wow I have done good music, but than I listen to that what I have send to her and I see well what she has done and what a difference it makes to have this wonderful pianist having worked on my ideas and playing it. Without her it's nothing

  20. Review by Tony H.
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    anna we are the best partners.
    Look forward to the next cooperation!

  21. Review by Derrick I.
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    Her name starts with A, and so does AMAZING. It fits her well. 5 stars doesn't seem enough, but it's all they provided.

  22. Review by Martin J.
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    After nearly 20 songs with Anna it's not easy say something new. It's like with your famous restaurant, where your are always satisfied with the food. You can go there and you can be sure to get anytime the quality you like. You can order different food and it is always on top. So if the restaurant is closed you might go somewhere else but sure you will be back to Anna's restaurant.

  23. Review by Martin J.
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    Anna came back from holidays with a new sound and a new power. Better than ever. Nice to hear her developing more and more, even as I was satisfied to the top before. Sorry about my english

  24. Review by Martin J.
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    Unbelievable. Anna is getting better and better. I love her work so much.

  25. Review by QueenCorona
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    Anna has done a great job on all of the songs I've hired her to record. Very professional results! 5 star quality!

  26. Review by Tony H.
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    Anna's job is amazing. I really like her piano sense.
    We cooperate very tacit understanding.
    I like the tone of her piano very much.
    She has a good attitude, too.
    We will work together in the future.

  27. Review by Rob O.
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    Anna is a joy to work with. Amazing musician, delivers above and beyond the brief, organised and punctual, great communicator and a pleasure to work with. Definitely working with her on more tracks. Couldn't recommend highly enough

  28. Review by QueenCorona
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    Anna has done an amazing job on both of the songs she has recorded for me. She did a quick and professional job, and made the changes I wanted without any problems. Recommended!

  29. Review by QueenCorona
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    Anna did an amazing job on the piano track she recorded for me. She delivered quick and professional results. A really talented woman!

  30. Review by Martin J.
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    Hi Anna: I thank you a lot for your fantastic piano playing and your unique warm sound and interpretation. It was a great pleasure to work with you. This one was the last I will do for the moment. Now I have to finish all the songs we have done. I will send you the results later. I think i might be interesting for you. Great thanks again. Martin

  31. Review by Eric B.
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    There is not one thing that Anna cannot deliver! We have an amazing, ongoing musical relationship, that has transformed my life. She is my rock for musical greatness!

  32. Review by Stefan R.
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    Everything is still great. Anna is one of the most professional people I've ever met. The communication is amazing.

  33. Review by Peter B.
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    Another superb piano midi edit, smoothing the edges, the timing and velocities. Made my mediocre track a great track. Thanks again, Anna!

  34. Review by Martin J.
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    Highly profesionell. Nice Person. Always perfect in the first step.

  35. Review by Martin J.
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    Anna did a lot of recordings with my material. playing from the sheet: Giving structure to my ideas. Playing by ear after my recordings. Adding her own ideas. In many different styles. I am always very much satisfied with sound, communication, and reliability. Thank you Anna

  36. Review by Stefan R.
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    Amazing job as always!

  37. Review by Peter B.
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    Another successful and fast job-well-done by Anna. A midi edit that really adds the polish to my piano track. As always, great communication. Anna is such a pleasure to work with!

  38. Review by Martin J.
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    Anna is back. Refreshed after her holidays. When she had worked on my ideas or ready songs I always admire how she did it. I had written so often about her so i did not know what to tell more. It's perfect in sound. It's absolutely precise. Communication is very detailed. It's on the point. No delay. It's perfect.

  39. Review by Rob O.
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    Anna delivered a great interpretation of my song and a great performance. So talented, professional, punctual and easy to work with. I am 100% going to work with her on more of my songs.

  40. Review by Martin J.
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    Well this time I send Anna a fragment of a song idea with text and piano. Anna used the fragments, gives the right structure, make some improvisations and added something . She plays light and "iridescent" to support the text. Anna always have the right ideas for making my music better.

  41. Review by Martin J.
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    Anna Did this job as well as the ones before. Communication about one slight revision ( first time this time) was easy and the result was perfect. I am always very happy to work with her. So I couldn't give anything else than five stars.

  42. Review by Josh F.
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    Always a pleasure, very talented and easy to work with.

  43. Review by Jon R.
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    Had an incredibly tight deadline and Anna got it in one. Really happy with the results.

  44. Review by Martin J.
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    I never look for another proposal when I want to have another piano track again. Why should I. Anna was always doing so good. Might be others, sorry but I have no reason to change.

  45. Review by Martin J.
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    Anna is doing her job as well from written notes as from just giving her an idea with mp3 files. She is always to the point. Perfect. Friendly.

  46. Review by Eric B.
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    Every song Anna has written for me has been stunning! I am not sure why she offers revisions as I have never needed one. I think she has the power to read minds - haha. The music she has written for me has hit potential every time. Don't bother with anyone else - this is where you need to be.

  47. Review by HOLM
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    Anna was fantastic to work with. She provided exactly the track I wanted depicting the emotions I wanted to write a song too. I highly recommend her and will be using her in the future.

  48. Review by Martin J.
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    What should I say again. I did several projects with Anna now. And I was allways satisfied by the first time. She understands what I want to express with my music.

  49. Review by Josh F.
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    Anna is a star. Very patient, talented and easy to work with!

  50. Review by Zack S.
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    was great working with Anna..She knows what the song needs and can bring it to life..As well as being very talented at coming up with something from scratch she also has a really clean and beautiful sounding piano !!

  51. Review by Michael D.
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    Anna is as professional as she is talented. With her extensive training & endless positive reviews, I knew my piano accompaniment would be in great hands. The recording is flawless, the piano used is spectacular & her artist interpretation of the music is exactly what I wanted & more. All that plus a great price & quick turnaround. Thanks Anna!

  52. Review by Martin J.
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    This was the second project with Anna and I was again very much satisfied with the result. I will work with her as my favorite piano player.

  53. Review by Eric B.
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    Anna is now and forever my go to composer for all piano work. I could never think of a reason to use anyone else. Besides the obvious facts that she is gifted beyond what most of us aspire to - she seems to have the power to read minds - haha. She always gets my ideas and visions turned into an otherworldly song the first time around.

  54. Review by Isaac J.
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    Great experience working with Anna. She is a professional, friendly sound better provider, and the workflow process was very smooth and easy. Anna is an amazing piano player and delivered professionally recorded files.

  55. Review by Bav
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    Anna always delivers high quality work, excellent communication and if you need any changes to happen, she’s more than happy to help. Bring her in for your project and you will not be disappointed.

  56. Review by Martin J.
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    Anna is talented pianoplayer and songwriter with an excellent soundquality in recording. She is very clear and to the point in explaining what she is doing. Her professionality makes it a pleasure to work with her.

  57. Review by Jon Prezant
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    Anna does really beautiful work. She's extremely communicative and talented. She took my rough idea for a piano line and wrote, recorded, and expanded on it brilliantly. Can't wait to work with her again.

  58. Review by Tim M.
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    STellar work :) Highly recommend!

  59. Review by Bav
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    Having worked with Anna on several occasions now, i'm 100% confident that she will get it spot on every single time. Great sounding work, excellent service.

  60. Review by Stefan R.
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    Anna is an absolute professional and a pleasure to work with!

  61. Review by Kate V.
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    Such a great person to work with. So patient and understanding. And most of all, very beautiful work, true to the spirit of the music, and delivered exceptionally. Will definitely work with her again. Thanks Anna!

  62. Review by IBP
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    An absolute professional, true composer and a pleasure to work with!

    I highly recommend her and will definetely work together again!

  63. Review by Stan Rose
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    Anna did a terrific job on a quasi-classical piece I gave her, she was very thorough, easy to communicate with, and gave me a great value on some great music.

  64. Review by Matthew m.
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    Superb! Anna was really easy to work with communication was great speedy and very helpful, listened to the ideas and provided an excellent piece of work, I will definately be working with Anna again in the future.

  65. Review by Aidan M.
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    An absolutely fantastic pianist. Absolutely nailed a difficult piece, and got me the recording in a very shrot time. Very kind, courteous, responded promptly. Highly recommend!

  66. Review by Josh F.
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    Anna was an absolute pleasure to work with. Track turned out beautifully.

  67. Review by Andrew L.
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    Very professional.

  68. Review by Christian Paul
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    it always only takes one take with anna- shes amazing!

  69. Review by Stefan R.
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    Clear communication, quick turnaround time and great quality.

  70. Review by Chris R.
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    If you are reading this, go ahead and book Anna. She is a pleasure to work with and extremely skilled. After explaining my project and sharing a but of spoken word and a style I had in mind, she wrote back with a thoughtful explanation that helped me understand what she was going to do. The first track she sent was nearly flawless. Love her work.

  71. Review by Scott B.
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    Anna is a true professional, very attentive to detail and a great piano sound.

  72. Review by ALX
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    Always a pleasure working with Anna, thank you for being so patient with my ideas I really appreciate that.

  73. Review by Peter B.
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    My second project with Anna was every bit as pleasurable as the first. Lots of back and forth messaging which really helped me. Everything timely. No waiting for days wondering what's going on. I asked for a couple of revisions/fixes and wham!, done deal. Worth every penny and then some! Yup! I'll be back.

  74. Review by Christian Paul
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    amazing pianist! definitely going to use her again

  75. Review by Cysco
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    Anna did a great job, she straightly understood the sound that i was looking for, and she delivered me the project in a few days. Fast and Efficient!!

  76. Review by Emrah Celik
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    My second work with Anna went as smooth as possible. She always does a great job!

  77. Review by Bav
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    Anna took a 7 and a half minute concept idea i had involving piano, pads and strings and turned it into something truly marvelous. It's been great and incredibly easy working with her on this current project, and the others during the year. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thanks, Anna!

  78. Review by Israel R.
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    Was a pleasure to work with Anna who is fast, gets the idea quickly and develops it in a skillful way. Hope to work with her again.

  79. Review by Kristjan
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    Anna is super talented and creative.
    Very happy with the result!

  80. Review by Joseph P.
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    amazing

  81. Review by Eric B.
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    I spent many hours listening to songs by many talented artists on soundbetter. When I came across Anna, I stopped dead in my tracks, and reached out to her - knowing that she was the one. She wrote the song in the key/tempo discussed and nailed it on the first composition. My daughter and I were amazed. If you need a rare talent - you found her.

  82. Review by Jim B.
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    Unbelievable talent. Nailed our project on the first try. Highly recommend Anna.

  83. Review by Alexis L.
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    I couldn’t be happier with the results of my second project with Anna! Her talent, super professionalism and SUPER speedy turnover ability is phenomenal ! With Anna on your team you simply can’t go wrong. Positive vibrations all the way. Thank you Anna♥️

  84. Review by Max S.
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    Working with Anna was a great experience. She produced a flawless and very tasteful piano track for me. I highly recommend her!

  85. Review by Christofer H.
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    Anna is a true professional... a superior musician and an excellent communicator. I am very happy with our work together and I highly recommend her.

  86. Review by Emrah Celik
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    Lovely musician and a perfect pianist. Highly recommended if you are looking for a professional musician who will get the work done! Anna is one of them. Top quality!

  87. Review by Garrett P.
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    I couldn't be happier with the all around experience I had working with Anna. She provided piano for a track of mine and I'm still in awe of her talent, not to mention every interaction I had with her which was truly enjoyable. The best experience I've had here yet. I'm looking forward to working with her many times over!

  88. Review by Bav
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    Really enjoying working with Anna on this project. The work is top quality and she can take a brief description of what you're after and turn it into something great. Highly recommend.

  89. Review by Ben B.
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    Very nice piano track. Definitely going to work with her again.

  90. Review by Lonna Marie
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    Another successful piano project with Anna! She is fast and efficient and takes direction flawlessly. Highly, HIGHLY recommend working with her. Will absolutely be back for more!

  91. Review by Patrick R.
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    anna always pull out a great piano track, insightful and helpful.

  92. Review by Bav
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    Top quality work, that always sounds excellent.

  93. Review by Bav
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    Very easy to work with Anna, great communication and quality of work as always.

  94. Review by Peter B.
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    This first project with Anna will surely not be my last. My novice questions were answered quickly and with enthusiasm. I felt that Anna really cared about my project and that was most important. She listened to my piece, added a little here, re-worked a little there, and presto, a beautiful and skilled piano melody that I can still call mine!

  95. Review by Bav
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    More great quality work from Anna, and as always, a pleasure to work with.

  96. Review by Bav
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    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.

  97. Review by Ong K.
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    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.

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

  99. Review by Aleksander Ł.
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    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.

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

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

  102. Review by Joe Dexter
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    Soulful player!!

  103. Review by Craig B.
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    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

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

  105. Review by Lonna Marie
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    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!

  106. Review by adam c.
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    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

  107. Review by Marc D.
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    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!

  108. Review by Kenna N.
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    Five x five stars! Such a quick turnaround, easy to work with, excellent.

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

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

  111. Review by U.R.T.A
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    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¡¡

  112. Review by Patrick R.
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    great communication and open-minded. great sense of melody and insightful. joy to work with.

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

  114. Review by Evie
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    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! :)

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

  116. Review by Manny
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    Great musician, I am glad to meet Anna

  117. Review by Brent H.
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    Very quick and easy to work with! The piano piece she sent was top notch.

  118. Review by gregory g.
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    very good work and not too expensive; i would definitely use her for keyboard trax in future

  119. Review by LaBronn C.
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    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!

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

  121. Review by Brian Blue
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    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!

  122. Review by Bav
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    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.

  123. Review by Maureen H.
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    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 :)

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

  125. Review by ALX
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    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

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

  127. Review by Canary
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    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.

  128. Review by Ruggiero D.
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    Anna was an available, competent and communicative professionist, it was a pleasure to work with her

  129. Review by Olga C.
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    Anna is very friendly with high quality work, I love her tracks~ Definitely worth recommending!

  130. Review by Joshua L.
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    Delivered the track as asked, friendly and finished the track quickly. Highly recommended.

  131. Review by Eric B.
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    Peter Goodrich said " Never say too much, but say enough to give the artist confidence, and then let his or her work speak for itself." PIANO by James Barron - The making of a Steinway Concert Grand. Anna's work once again speak's for itself. This one is a true Masterpiece.

  132. Review by Eric B.
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    Pure Genius walking among us and one of the greatest human beings I have had the pleasure of working with.

  133. Review by Eric B.
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    There is not one thing that Anna cannot deliver! We have an amazing, ongoing musical relationship, that has transformed my life. She is my rock for musical greatness!

  134. Review by Ken C.
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    From the moment Anna responded, we knew she understood the nuances of what we were trying to achieve. This was important because we had a simple chord progression. It needed color and expression while still retaining its raw integrity. In the end it did, beautifully! Great piano work is less about the broad strokes, and more about the subtle details. Anna gets this! Highly recommend her!

  135. Review by Eric B.
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    Every song Anna has written for me has been stunning! I am not sure why she offers revisions as I have never needed one. I think she has the power to read minds - haha. The music she has written for me has hit potential every time. Don't bother with anyone else - this is where you need to be.

  136. Review by Eric B.
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    Anna is now and forever my go to composer for all piano work. I could never think of a reason to use anyone else. Besides the obvious facts that she is gifted beyond what most of us aspire to - she seems to have the power to read minds - haha. She always gets my ideas and visions turned into an otherworldly song the first time around. Use her once and you'll never use another.

  137. Review by Eric B.
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    Anna is now and forever my go to composer for all piano work. I could never think of a reason to use anyone else. Besides the obvious facts that she is gifted beyond what most of us aspire to - she seems to have the power to read minds - haha. She always gets my ideas and visions turned into an otherworldly song the first time around. Use her once and you'll never use another.

  138. Review by Mark Himley
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    Aside from being an amazing pianist, composer, and songwriter, Anna is such a wonderful person. You don’t just need talent and skill when looking for someone to help bring your project to life, you need someone who will be a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Look no further than Anna!

  139. Review by Cysco
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    Anna did a great job, she straightly understood the sound that i was looking for, and she delivered me the project in a few days. Fast and efficient!!

  140. Review by David Hollandsworth
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    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!

  141. Review by Aiden K.
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    Anna is outstanding, great communication and very talented piano player!!

  142. Review by Gio S.
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    Loved her chords

  143. Review by Katie Lawson
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    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.

  144. Review by Alexis L.
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    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 😃

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    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!

  146. Review by musicman37
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    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!

Interview with Anna Yarbrough

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: Probably that every good live player is also a good studio player. It's a completely different skill set, and one that needs to be honed (just like anything else—for example, not every great musician is a great teacher). The best studio players are not just good performers, but they've got a knack for precision, polish, and are especially concerned with telling the story of a song. In a way, they have a different responsibility—they're authoring a piece of work, not merely replicating an emotion.

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: Tell me your vision in as much detail as possible! Some people have very specific ideas they want to execute. Some people truly want to hand over 100% of the creative license, which is great. The tricky part is when people think they want 'anything' but have subconscious expectations. To make the process as smooth as possible, I ask for as much background as possible—particularly in terms of story or feel, unless it's very obvious. It's also great when clients send reference tracks or links to the style they're envisioning. It makes the process so much more straightforward (and usually speeds things up, too!)

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: It feels like forever! I've been playing and performing since I was a child, and studied piano performance all through University. I've toured multiple countries and cities in a variety of musical roles, and taken various songwriting courses at different academic institutions. I moved to Australia to take part in a creative arts program, and not long after I left I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where I honed my songwriting chops further. I've also pitched a significant amount of work through an A&R company based in LA, and since then have been continually expanding my musical prospects with different publishers and projects.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Mark Himley. Solid producer and a great friend. You're hiring people in this business, not just a service—you want the best team in your corner. Couldn't recommend Mark enough in that regard.

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: I help people create the best version of their project by re-recording their tracks, writing parts for their music, or writing original music for them from scratch. I record piano overwhelmingly more than everything else, but do quite a bit of keys and synth work too. I work on a lot of singles, EPs, and album ventures, as well as doing a bit of scoring work for TV and film-related projects. I also do a fair amount of MIDI editing and notation.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: Emotion. People contact me all the time and talk about how my work makes them really FEEL something. I love that. I think you can hear people's personalities in their work, and empathy is probably one of my better qualities. In relation to music, I think that helps me intuitively tap into the story behind the song.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: I'm an organizational freak, so I definitely start at my desk! I sit down with all of my notes from the client, set up my DAW with the bpm, key, arrangement/structure, and markers of important moments. I read over everything thoroughly, stick post-its everywhere, and then get to work! Usually, I'll play through the piece over and over to get a feel for what's most intuitive for the song. When it comes to recording, I'm able to focus completely on the performance as I've already mapped everything out in detail beforehand. Capturing an emotional performance is by far the most important part of the recording process.

  15. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  16. A: Writing my first album! I'm so excited to finally get it recorded. It's a concept album, so there was a ton of thought behind each of the tracks and their relationship with each other. It really tested my patience but was so worthwhile. I'm looking forward to getting it out of my head and to everybody's ears!

  17. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  18. A: I'm about to go into the studio to record my debut piano album—a modern-classical work that explores the tension between light and dark. I wrote it in Paris, France, earlier this year and I hope to release it by the end of summer 2018. I'm also working on several projects for various publishers, including some alt-pop songs.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Both. Because I'm greedy!

  21. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  22. A: I love working with other creatives. It's an infinitely expanding world—I'm a firm believer that creativity begets creativity. I'm inspired by both the projects I work on and the people I meet. It's amazing to see what multiple minds can come up with together.

  23. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  24. A: Get it touch! Hiring someone to record your work is a huge step—whoever you work with brings a bit of their personality to the project. I'm always honest with my clients. If I don't think I'm the right person for the job, I always recommend someone else. Integrity is important to me, and the bottom line is that I want you to have a successful project. Doing right by my clients and their vision is a huge part of my job.

  25. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  26. A: Solar panels (obviously... is that cheating?), keyboard, condenser mic, laptop, interface. What more do you need?!

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: 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 and timing are both so important—it's essential to authentic-sounding tracks that flow.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: 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.

  31. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  32. A: Quality!

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: When it comes to playing piano/tracking keys, I work all over the board. 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 singer-songwriter and electro/alt-pop genres.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Paul Simon, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, Jason Isbell, Banks, Joy Williams, The Allman Brothers Band

  37. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  38. A: 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.

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Fast turnaround when possible, two free revisions. Re-writes additional. Co-writing splits negotiable. Unavailable on Sundays & US holidays. My name may not be used on solo work without permission.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ludovico Einaudi
  • Sam Smith
  • Adele
Gear Highlights
  • Mac
  • Logic Pro X
  • YAMAHA Stage Piano
  • Various Microphones
  • Whitney Upright Piano
  • Kontakt 5
  • Various Instrument Plugins
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