Anna Yarbrough

Session Piano/Keys

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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 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!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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

  5. Review by Joseph P.
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    amazing

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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♥️

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!

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

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

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

  19. 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!

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Review by Joe Dexter
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    Soulful player!!

  28. 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

  29. 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. ;)

  30. 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!

  31. 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

  32. 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!

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Review by sergio u.
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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¡¡

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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! :)

  40. 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.

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

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

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. 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!

  47. 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.

  48. 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 :)

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

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

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

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

  56. 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!

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

  58. Review by Gio S.
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    Loved her chords

  59. 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.

  60. 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!

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

  2. A: Yes! If you need guitar/mixing work, hit up Rowan Garmon. He's the best.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. A: Quality!

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. 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 is so important and everything is time-quantized - it's essential to authentic-sounding tracks that flow.

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

  10. A: 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.

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

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

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

  14. 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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Where Are You Now (Cover)

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Gravity (Cover)

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We Belong (Cover) by Lola Rhodes

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Just To Have You (U.R.T.A )

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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.

GenresSounds Like
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Ludovico Einaudi
  • Sam Smith
Gear Highlights
  • Mac
  • Logic Pro X
  • YAMAHA Stage Piano
  • Audio-Technica AT2035 Condenser Microphone
  • Whitney Upright Piano
  • Kontakt 5
  • Various AU Instrument Plugins
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  • Le Voyage Dans La LuneMay 12, 2017

    Through SoundBetter, I've had the pleasure of working with some really talented people - here's one of them.  Ghostronaut is set to release the Pale Blue Dot EP on 6/30/2017. I wrote and recorded all of the piano parts on the record. Check out the video for "Le Voyage Dans La Lune", the first single from the EP. Click here to watch!

  • The GiantJan 29, 2017

    It's been a long time coming, but I finally purchased The Giant piano plugin from Native Instruments... and I'm in love.  I used this several years ago when I played in big settings in Australia (large buildings, concert halls, stadiums) and loved it immediately for its huge sound.  You can find out more about it here!